Public Power Week
2023 Public Power Week | October 1-7
The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power (WFP) are joining more than 2,000 not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week October 1-7.
Wake Forest and WFP will commemorate Public Power Week by offering a special online trivia contest and utilizing the WFP Facebook page to celebrate the benefits of public power and salute the folks who keep our lights on.
Wake Forest Power residential customers can enter to win free electricity in October by participating in the Public Power Week Trivia Contest.
All of the answers to the trivia questions can be found on the Town of Wake Forest website. Every customer that answers all 10 questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for free electricity.
Three winners will be announced during the afternoon Energy Expo on Thursday, Oct. 5.
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Savings for Seniors Bingo - October 2
Wake Forest-area seniors are invited to enjoy a special morning of bingo on Monday, Oct. 2, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Highlighting a variety of energy-savings ideas, “Savings for Seniors Bingo” will offer participants the chance to have fun and win Public Power merchandise, along with prizes donated by local merchants.
The Ground Floor Meeting Room is most easily accessed via Town Hall’s Taylor Street entrance.
For more information, contact Community Outreach Assistant Kiel Ortiz at 919-435-9479 or [email protected].
Public Power Week is also Customer Appreciation Week. As our way of saying “thank you” to our valued customers, Town staff will serve popcorn each day in the lobby of Town Hall and give away a variety of special prizes.
Staff will also be available to share information and answer questions about WFP’s array of customer programs and services.
For more information, contact Administrative Specialist Jenna Gonzales at 919-435-9573 or [email protected].
Daytime & Afternoon Energy Expo - October 5
On Thursday, Oct. 5, the Town Hall lobby will be the scene of a daytime and afternoon Energy Savings & Electric Safety Expo. Featuring hands-on demonstrations and representatives from Wake Forest Power, ElectriCities, Northern Regional Center, NC811, ChurchNet, Wake County Human Services, and more, the daytime event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., while the afternoon version is scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m.
Area residents are invited to attend and learn how to make their homes more energy efficient, save money on their electric bills, avoid electric hazards, and be safe around electricity.
During the energy expo, participants can also register to win Public Power merchandise, as well as special prizes donated by local merchants.
Free Hot Dogs - October 5
WFP will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Oct. 5, by giving away free hot dogs and soft drinks beginning at 11 a.m. Area residents are invited to come get a hot dog while they last.
Electric Safety Demonstrations - October 5
Also during the day on Thursday, Oct. 5, WFP linemen will offer on-demand electric safety demonstrations in Centennial Plaza for groups of two or more.
The creative program will teach children and adults smart electrical safety habits, demonstrate the power of electricity, and show the potential hazards associated with unsafe actions around power lines, pad mount transformers, and switchgear.
Participants will also experience what it’s like to be a lineman and how they stay safe when working with electricity.
By handling tools and safety equipment, visitors will have the chance to learn firsthand the importance of electrical safety.
WFP will also display a bucket truck and other equipment in the Town Hall parking lot for visitors to view and enjoy.
Wake Forest Power Facebook Page
Throughout the week of October 1, WFP will post on its Facebook page information on themes ranging from Wake Forest’s public power history to the responsibilities of the different divisions and staff that make up Wake Forest Power. WFP customers interested in learning more about these and related topics are encouraged to “Like” Wake Forest Power on Facebook.
Thank You Local Merchants!
A special thanks to the following local businesses for generously contributing prizes to this year’s Public Power Week:
- Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – Wake Forest
- Dr. Monkey’s Ridiculously Good Caramels
- Marquee Cinemas Wakefield Commons 12
- Benchmark Community Bank
- Fidelity Bank Wake Forest
- Pelican’s SnoBalls
- Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest
- Page 158 Books
- Quality Plus Automotive – Wake Forest
- Hillridge Farms
- Goodberry’s Frozen Custard
- PDQ – Wake Forest
- Vision Martial Arts - Wake Forest
- Wells Family Dental Group Wake Forest
- Planet Smoothie – Wake Forest
- Polar Ice House – Wake Forest
- Crossroads Fellowship – Wake Forest
- YMCA Camp Kanata
- Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics
- Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club
- Marbles Kids Museum
- Legacy Heritage Apartments
- Texas Roadhouse Wake Forest
- Wake Forest Charter Academy
- Civic Federal Credit Union
- Triangle Family Dentistry
- Gladwell Orthodontics
- Pivot Physical Therapy
- MEC Marketing Group
- McPherson Family Eye Care
About Wake Forest Power
Wake Forest Power supplies electricity to approximately 5,000 residential and 1,300 commercial customers. A public power community since 1909, Wake Forest is one of 32 members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA).