The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

October 3, 2011

Public Power Week begins Sunday


TARBORO — The Town of Tarboro is once again celebrating Public Power Week in a way sure to please at least three electricity customers.

For the third year in a row, it's the Bumper Sticker Contest that has proven to be the most popular with power customers.

There are still a few of the colorful Public Power bumper stickers available at Town Hall. They are free. It's the same decal as before.

During Public Power Week (Oct. 2-8), spotters will scout the town for potential winners. Every day they will turn in the license tag numbers of the vehicles they spot having a Public Power bumper sticker.

Winning license tag numbers will be drawn by Mayor Donald Morris at the Town Council meeting on Oct. 10. Winning numbers will be posted in the Town Hall lobby, in The Daily Southerner and on Channel 13.

Winners must contact the collections office, either in person or by calling 641-4220 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

Winning vehicles must be available for verification.

First prize is a $300 credit on your residential utility bill, second prize is a $200 credit and third prize is a $100 credit.

"We figured people would rather have a credit than any prizes we could buy," said Tarboro Collector of Revenue Lynne Fleming.