We will celebrate Public Power Week Oct. 1–7, along with more than 2,000 utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to more than 48 million Americans.
We kick off this annual event with a customer appreciation day at the Braintree Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Braintree Town Hall (1 J.F.K. Memorial Dr.). In addition to providing information on electric and broadband services, we will talk about our partnership with Braintree Drives Electric, a town initiative designed to help residents take advantage of all the benefits of driving electric vehicles. Also, BELD Broadband staff will showcase new cable equipment, bringing the TiVo experience to subscribers. With access to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, the eBOX will make the BELD Broadband television viewing better than ever.
BELD employees will hand out refreshments and giveaways, and Bright Ideas readers can bring the ticket from the September issue to enter the drawing for a “Taste of the Market” basket, full of fresh items from market vendors. And Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids, invites young shoppers to meet Raphael and Michelangelo–two of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter. The Nickelodeon costumed characters will be in BELD’s booth in 20-minute intervals throughout the event to pose for photos.
Along with the Braintree Rotary Club, we will host the popular annual Senior Breakfast Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Department of Elder Affairs (71 Cleveland Ave.). A BELD representative will give an overview of what’s new at the Light Department, and employees will distribute freebies to diners. Two seatings will be available, 8 and 9:30 a.m., so please call 781.848.1963 to make your reservation.
BELD staff will also hand out snacks at the Braintree/Weymouth Senior Walk, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Pond Meadow Park. The walk starts at 10 a.m. from the Weymouth side parking lot off Summer Street.
Throughout the week, residents who share a picture on BELD’s Instagram account (braintreeelectriclight) tagged with #myBELDside will be entered to win an Amazon Echo Dot. Click here for complete details.
Public Power Week is celebrated in conjunction with the American Public Power Association, the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.For more than 125 years, BELD has been owned and operated by the citizens of Braintree. BELD Broadband offers High-Speed Internet, cable television and phone service to Braintree residents and businesses.