Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation has awarded the Georgiana Opry House a $2,500 grant to assist in bringing the historic theater back to life.
The grant will be used to repair electrical equipment, stage lighting and emergency lighting to accommodate musical events, theatrical performances and community events the Opry House plans to host.
“While the preservation of one of Georgiana’s historical landmarks is in the forefront of our minds, we hope to provide affordable quality entertainment, diversified cultural and historical arts, and community services to a multi-generational audience,” said Tracy Eason, co-owner and manager of the Georgiana Opry House.
Operation Round Up is funded by Pioneer Electric members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar. All funds stay in the community to benefit local organizations and individuals in need of assistance.
“Giving back to those we serve is a core cooperative principle,” said Christi Scruggs, Pioneer Electric’s communications director. “Made possible by generous donations from our members, Operation Round Up allows us to improve the lives of our members and demonstrate our commitment to the communities we call home.”
Since the program’s inception last year, Operation Round Up has awarded more than $25,000 in grants. A nine-member board reviews Operation Round Up grant applications four times a year. The next application deadline is April 18. More information on Operation Round Up is available at www.pioneerelectric.com/operation-round.