Frontier Power serves lunch to community during appreciation day

| May 3, 2019

Pictured from left are: Gene Swigert, Rick Haines, and Mike McCoy, employees at Frontier Power who grilled the hot dogs and hamburgers for the 18th annual Frontier Power Customer Appreciation Day.

COSHOCTON – Frontier Power served up hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and ice cream to customers and the community during the 18th annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, May 3.

“We start planning this several weeks before,” said Kelly Kendall, manager of administration and office services. “We put in the order for the food. We determine how many people we are anticipating by how many we had last year. The guys work hard cleaning out the space here and they clean up the tables and chairs in advance.”

New this year was a demonstration of what the linemen do when they go out and fix electric poles.

“It’s just to show people what our linemen have to deal with,” said Kendall.

The annual luncheon is something that many people in the community look forward to each year and many have attended every year since it started.

“I really want to stress it’s not only for our customers or members of Frontier Power,” said Kendall. “It’s not just for them. There are a lot of people here who have stopped by from the community. We want to show the community how much we appreciate them. It’s also an opportunity for them to talk to our employees and ask them any questions they might have. I can see people out here right now that have been here since we started.”

Two of the attendees at the luncheon were Ken and Patty Cramer from the Coshocton County Hot Air Balloon Festival. Frontier Power has been a major sponsor of the balloon festival for the past 13 years.

“We couldn’t do it without the major sponsors and all of the volunteers,” said Patty. “Frontier Power provides us with a meeting space and a place to store all of our festival equipment and signage. Kelly is on our committee. She’s an asset and works very hard. We only have nine people on the committee and they have to wear many hats.”

Patty said that Frontier Power volunteers put in a lot of time every year at the festival to help make it a success.

“All the Frontier Power volunteers are out there at the festival and work 12 hours a day easily or more,” said Patty.

Frontier Propane also supplies all of the propane for the balloons.

“No doubt this event would have ended without Frontier Power’s dedication,” said Ken. “I read somewhere that community events like this have a life expectancy of seven years. We’ve been at this now for 38 years.”

This year’s hot air balloon festival will be June 6 – 9 at the fairgrounds.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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