Since the program began in 1964, Cotton Electric Cooperative has sent 144 high school juniors on the Rural Electric Youth Tour, a weeklong expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The 2013 trip will be the 50th anniversary of the event. Time for a reunion!
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives coordinates the trip each year and is planning a 50th anniversary bash on July 20 in Oklahoma City. Festivities will take place at Reed Convention Center on I-40 and Sooner Road in Midwest City.
Youth Tour alumni will get a special reunion T-shirt. The day’s activities will include a photo booth, video presentation, guest speakers and more.
Longtime Youth Tour coordinator Jennifer Dempsey, aka Spike Momma, said, “I would love, love, love to get 500-plus people at this reunion. I hope everyone comes to help celebrate this awesome anniversary.”