Walton EMC Powers a Holiday Tradition
December 3, 2021
Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, thousands gather at Snellville’s Towne Green for a festive ceremony to light the community Christmas tree. The tradition signals the official start of the holidays for many Gwinnett County families.
“It’s like a guiding light for the community — a beacon for the holidays,” Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender said about the dazzling display that is powered by electricity from Walton EMC.
The first official tree lighting ceremony occurred in 1982. Former city council member Elise Cotter is credited with organizing the event.
The attraction brings many families to the city’s Towne Green throughout the holiday season.
“We see people at the tree making photos almost every day, so I think it must appear in a lot of Christmas cards,” said Kelly McAloon, executive director of Experience Snellville, the city’s tourism and trade promoter.
Record Gift to UGA Engineering
Walton EMC presented a $1.3 million donation to the University of Georgia College of Engineering to endow the company’s scholarship program. The endowment is the largest one-time donation in the college’s history. “Walton EMC has been a great partner of our college for many years, and their support has a significant impact on our students — particularly the company’s scholarships,” […]
Unclaimed Refunds | December 2021
Take a look at these Walton EMC customer-owners who discontinued service. We mailed refunds of deposits and/or membership fees, but the Post Office returned them. If you know someone on this list, please have them contact us at 770-266-2507. Ace II Development LLC; Akolade, Richard; American National M.J. Johns; Barry, Melanie; Berrios, Marquel; Bigord, Nathalie; Borah, Barbara; […]
Walton EMC Crews Restore Power to Louisiana
Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the Bayou State during late August. Registered peak wind gusts of 172 miles per hour make this storm one of the worst in the state’s history. Walton EMC lineman crews worked through harsh conditions to restore electricity for the residents of Louisana after Hurricane Ida. Pictured (from left) are Josh Callaway, Jared Smith, James Daniel, Josh Fuller, Bradley […]
Walton EMC Powers Your Holiday Shopping
Stone Mountain is the first Amazon distribution center in Georgia to use state-of-the-art robotics technology. Hundreds of robotic “drive units,” able to carry 1,500 pounds each, read barcodes for directions and zoom around on wheels to move shelves of merchandise to help employees efficiently fill orders. 650,000 The four-story, 650,000-square-foot warehouse is Amazon’s largest facility in the metro Atlanta area. It sits on a 93-acre site in South Gwinnett […]
Apply for a Walton EMC Trust Scholarship
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • High school senior or incoming college freshman • 21 years old or younger • Your home served by Walton EMC (electricity) • Scholarship used at accredited college, university or vo-tech school • Complete criteria, rules and instructions on the application WE’RE LOOKING FOR: • Community involvement • Strong work ethic • Success in extracurricular activities • Triumph over obstacles and hardships […]