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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Ocala Electric Utility hosting customer appreciation event next month

Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day event on Friday, October 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Citizens’ Circle located at 151 SE Osceola Avenue.

This free event will feature food cooked by OEU crews, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The meals will be individually portioned for grab-and-go convenience.

In addition, the event will include entertainment, family-friendly activities, educational items, and giveaways. According to OEU, appreciation prizes will include bill credits to be used on customer accounts, and attendees must have a City of Ocala municipal service account to qualify.

During the event, customers will get to spin a prize wheel to win utility vouchers with randomly assigned monetary values. There will be a limit of one voucher per household, and it must be redeemed within 30 days. Customers are responsible for redeeming their vouchers with the customer service office.

The event will be held in conjunction with Public Power Week, which runs from Sunday, October 1 through Saturday, October 7.

“We are dedicated to the community we serve,” said Doug Peebles, Director of Ocala Electric Utility. “Public Power Week, along with our annual Customer Appreciation Day, helps to highlight OEU’s efforts as Ocala and Marion County’s hometown public power provider. These events are a sincere thank you to our customers who support us throughout the year.”

Immediately following the Customer Service Day festivities, the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a free “After Dark in the Park” screening of the PG-rated 2012 animated film Hotel Transylvania.

Founded in 1898, Ocala Electric Utility is a locally owned and operated utility with 21 substations located within a 160-square-mile territory, and crews maintain over 1,200 miles of power lines and 40,000 power poles. OEU services over 50,000 homes and businesses throughout the city.

For more information, contact Ocala Electric Utility at 352-629-2489.