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PEC employees donate supplies to local schools

PEC donates supplies to Colt Elementary

Students and teachers at Colt Elementary School in Marble Falls received free school supplies for the new academic year from employees at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Courtesy photo

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative donated more than 2,500 school items to area students and educators for the 2023-24 academic year.

Schools receiving supplies included elementary campuses in Marble Falls, Dripping Springs, Junction, Blanco, Leander, Liberty Hill, Johnson City, Kyle, and Canyon Lake.

“We are so grateful that PEC supports our students,” said Principal Melissa Fletcher of Colt Elementary School in Marble Falls in a media release. “We have been fortunate to see PEC’s impact in our school district in a variety of ways over the years. These acts of service from our community help our students develop empathy, compassion, and a sense of social responsibility.”

The drive marks the fourth year that PEC employees have collected school supplies to donate to local campuses. The cooperative plans to make it an annual event. 

PEC offers several educational programs for area students, including online resources to learn about electrical safety and conservation and in-person opportunities to meet PEC lineworkers.

“The success of our cooperative lies in the success of our communities,” PEC Community Outreach Specialist Mikayla Herron said in the media release. “Supporting local students is an investment in the future, which we are proud to make.”

Educators interested in scheduling an event with PEC can email For more on the cooperative’s youth programs, visit its website.