Community

PEC volunteers enhance Hill Country at day of service

Completed beautification projects at three sites in the community we serve

On March 31, 19 PEC volunteers stepped up to better Hill Country communities by joining the Lower Colorado River Authority’s annual Steps Forward Day, a day of volunteer service.

“This is what it’s all about: helping the community and helping each other out to make our cities beautiful,” PEC Software Developer 2 Bill Sewell said. While he cleaned up brush, Sewell wore his “volunteer hat” dotted with pins from previous volunteer work. It may have been his first Steps Forward Day, but he couldn’t have been prouder to work alongside his peers while doing what he loves: helping the community.

Together, PEC and the LCRA tackled three projects in our service area. In Woodcreek, volunteers sanded and stained city hall building posts and moved the Little Free Library to a more visible location. In Blanco, volunteers cleared brush at Bindseil Park and along the Blanco River, and in Johnson City, volunteers repainted the swimming pool facility and Johnson City Community Park restroom.

A volunteer trims vegetation.
PEC Electrical Distribution Planner Laura Escamilla clears tree and bush debris at Bindseil Park in Blanco.

“I’m proud to be part of PEC, and I love that the co-op has given us the opportunity to volunteer for projects like these,” PEC Member Services Supervisor Beth Cottingham said.