October is National Cooperative Month, and as a special thanks to our customers, Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative has teamed up with Fayette Electric Cooperative for the 5th year to host a special Shred Day. Join us Friday, October 7th for a FREE document shredding service in La Grange. Shred trucks will be available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Fayette Electric and from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Colorado Valley’s office. For anyone with more than three boxes, donations are requested which will benefit the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church and the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter.

Fayette Electric Cooperative is located at 357 North Washington St, La Grange, TX 78945. 

Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative is located at 4915 S. US Hwy 77, La Grange, TX 78945.

Boxes may be no larger than 26.7” long x 15.7” wide (equivalent to a 21-gallon tote).  No boxes or containers may be left behind. No electronics, ink cartridges, metal, plastic, film or cardboard.

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Discover the advantages of belonging to a cooperative! National Co-op Month is to raise public awareness of cooperatives and celebrate their accomplishments.

CO-OP MONTH FUN FACTS:

  • Co-op month has been a nationally recognized celebration since 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor,  proclaimed October Co-op Month.
  • The first national theme in 1964 was “Cooperatives: USDA Helps Build a Better America.”
  • Since 1971, cooperatives, statewide associations, and the National Cooperative Business Association have fueled their own events and promotions.
  • Every October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its annual Co-op Month proclamation.

See you on October 7th!