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Greer CPW receives accolades for 100 years of service

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

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Reno Deaton, President of Greer Economic Development Corporation, congratulated Greer CPW Commissioners celebrating the utlity's 100th anniversary. Left to right are commissioners Eugene Gibson, Perry Williams and Jeff Howell.

Reno Deaton, President of Greer Economic Development Corporation, congratulated Greer CPW Commissioners celebrating the utlity's 100th anniversary. Left to right are commissioners Eugene Gibson, Perry Williams and Jeff Howell.



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Megan Dale Birch received a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay explaining the advantages of Greer CPW operating a public utility system. Margaret Burch, Chair of the Greater Greer Education Foundation, presented the award.

Megan Dale Birch received a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay explaining the advantages of Greer CPW operating a public utility system. Margaret Burch, Chair of the Greater Greer Education Foundation, presented the award.



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Mary Moore Driggers, winner of a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay, is congratulated by CPW Commissioners, left to right, Eugene Gibson, Perry Williams and Jeff Howell.

Mary Moore Driggers, winner of a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay, is congratulated by CPW Commissioners, left to right, Eugene Gibson, Perry Williams and Jeff Howell.



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Jake Baynes, left, and Madison Frederick stand next to their winning artwork in the competition

Jake Baynes, left, and Madison Frederick stand next to their winning artwork in the competition "Powering A Brighter Future". Not pictured is Quiauna Wood.



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Greer CPW threw a weekend party to celebrate its 100th Anniversary but it was on the receiving end of accolades for its success from city leaders.

Mayor Rick Danner read a proclamation and presented the Commission of Public Works a plaque commemorating its centennial celebration of operating the public utility during a Friday night outdoor event. City leaders, politicians and businesses offered public congratulations.

Commissioners Eugene Gibson, Jeff Howell and Perry Williams accepted the commendations on behalf of CPW and its General Manager Nick Stegall.

Greer noted author and historian Joada Hiatt, commissioned by CPW, wrote a book on the 100 years of the utility that included stories of the eras of growth, historical photos and names of all current employees.

CPW in partnership with Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) awarded two $1,000 scholarships in its service area. Megan Dale Birch and Mary Moore Driggers each won the grants for essays explaining the advantages of Greer CPW operating a public utility system.

Jake Baynes ($100), Quiauna Wood ($30), and Madison Frederick ($20) were recognized as winners of the art contest with the theme “Powering a Brighter Future”. Students submitted artwork focusing on the topics of electric energy, natural gas, water and wastewater treatment.

A festival was held at CPW on Saturday with family-friendly activities and its employees showcasing displays of the components the utility uses for its services. The company’s natural gas vehicle, a BMW all-electric car, and a variety of service trucks, dating to a 1944 Studebaker, were on site.

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