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PSO celebrates 100 years with 100 community projects — and counting

by on May 28, 2013
 

(Story by Andrea Chancellor)

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 29, and PSO employees have been celebrating all year by counting up to 100 community involvement projects. They have already hit the magic number and there’s no signs of stopping now that spring is in full bloom.

PSO entered its Centennial year with a goal to complete at least 100 community projects before the year was over. Thanks to all of the PSO and AEP employees who are busy across the state volunteering for nonprofits and helping our communities grow and prosper. 

The list of projects includes the delivery of AEP Foundation checks to non-profit organizations.

Here is the list of 100 community projects completed so far:
 
No. 100 – Louie in the Schools at Weleetka Elementary
 
No. 99 – Louie in the Schools at Hartshorne Jones Academy
 
No. 98 – Louie in the Schools at Lawton Eisenhower school
 
No. 97 – Louie in the Schools at Lincoln Elementary
 
No. 96 – Louie in the Schools in at Lawton Woodland Hills school
 
No. 95 – Louie in the Schools at Lawton Wilson Elementary
 
No. 94 – Louie in the Schools at Lawton Swinney school
 
No. 93 – Louie in the Schools at Fletcher Elementary
 
No. 92 – Louie in the Schools at Lawton St. Mary school
 
United Way of Southeastern Oklahoma Director, Yvette Martin (fifth from right), poses with PSO employees who participated in McAlester’s annual Day of Caring.  Employees in the photo are, from left: Frank Phillips, Wes Martin, Dewayne Eldridge, Todd Monks, Adam Davis, Matt Andrews, Leslie Rymer, Brandon Wright, Ryan Lillard, Chad Reeves and Randel Manry. In an annual partnership between PSO and the IBEW, more than a dozen employees participated in the 2013 United Way of Southeastern Oklahoma Day of Caring on April 19.
No. 91 – Employees volunteer for Rebuilding Tulsa Together event
 
No. 90 – PSO sponsors Volunteer Tulsa License to Change event
 
No. 89 – PSO sponsors tickets to Tulsa Margaret Hudson senior event
 
No. 88 – Louie in the Schools at Waurika Eagle Elementary
 
No. 87 – Louie in the Schools at Lawton Hugh Bish Elementary
 
No. 86 – PSO sponsors speaker at Lawton Week of the Young Child Love & Logic Event
 
No. 85 – Employees read to students at Tulsa Bunche Early Childhood Education Center
 
No. 84 – Employees check senior portfolios at Tulsa Central High School No. 83 – Louie in the Schools at Calvin school
 
No. 82 – Louie in the Schools at Krebs Elementary
 
No. 81- Louie in the Schools at McAlester William Gay school
 
No. 80- Louie in the Schools at McAlester Emerson school
 
No. 79 – Louie in the Schools at McAlester Washington Early Learning Center
 
No. 78 – Louie in the Schools at McAlester at Edmond Doyle school
 
No. 77 – Louie in the Schools at McAlester Parker Intermediate
 
No. 76 – Louie in the Schools at Tulsa Peace Academy
 

 

A group of students at Peace Acedemy in Tulsa learned about electrical safety during a skit performed by The National Theatre for Children. Electrical safety tips included staying away from downed power lines, avoiding climbing trees near power lines and avoiding use of electrical devices with frayed cords.
No. 75 – PSO sponsors Community Service Council Top of the Town event

 
No. 74 – PSO sponsors Tulsa Black Men event
 
No. 73 – PSO sponsors WOYC event at Tulsa Community College West campus
 
No. 72 – PSO sponsors Free Family Fun Fair program printing
 
No. 71 – Employees participate in Rebuilding Tulsa Together project
 
No. 70 – Employee joins state Rep. Wright for reading project
 
No. 69 – Tulsa Emergency Infant Services Baby Rock event sponsored by PSO
 
No. 68 – Employees read to children at Bunche Early Childhood Education Center
 
No. 67- OKCEO reading event at Tulsa library includes PSO sponsored books for children
 
No. 66 – Weatherford Library hosts PSO-sponsored WOYC
 
No. 65 – Little Dixie Head Start celebrates WOYC
 
No. 64 – PSO sponsors WOYC parade in McAlester
 
No. 63 – Students/teachers at Great Plains Y wear WOYC decorated PSO Ts
 
No. 62 – PSO helps host reading day at Clinton Library
 
No. 61 – Employees participate in McAlester United Way Day of Caring
 
No. 60 – Employee discusses childhood education issues at Caddo Kiowa County Child Dev. Center
 
No. 59 – PSO sponsors Little Dixie Head Start Week of Young Child activities
 
No. 58 – Employees participate in early childhood education day at the Capitol
 
No. 57 – PSO hosts Chamber bus from Bartlesville to Capitol
 
No. 56 – PSO makes a contribution to Chamber’s Tulsa Young Professionals
 
No. 55 – Employees read to students at Tulsa’s Bunche Early Childhood Education Center
 
No. 54 – PSO donates to Youth Services Tulsa Blank Canvas event
 
No. 53 – Employees help with flagpole project at schools at Atoka, Coalgate
 
No. 52 – PSO makes donation to help update historic Stigler movie theater
 
No. 51 – PSO helps with repairs at Thomas Community Playground
 
No. 50 – Employee discusses early childhood issues with Weatherford Rotary
 
No. 49 – PSO donates old office to Pushmataha County Chamber
PSO lineman Will Schenk reads to kids at Bunche Early Childhood Development Center in Tulsa. PSO has a long tradition of reading to students at Bunche on Fridays throughout the school year. To celebrate Week of the Young Child, PSO gave each student a book about recycling.
No. 48 – PSO Touch a Truck presentation in Dewey
 
No. 47 – Southwestern Power Station employees participate in Relay for Life fundraiser
 
No. 46 – Employees read to students at Bunche Early Childhood Development Center
 
No. 45 – PSO delivers check to Tulsa’s AHHA
 
No. 44 – PSO helps residents in Vinita plant trees
 
No. 43 – PSO delivers energy efficiency information to Wright City residents
 
No. 42 – PSO hosts utility representatives for mutual assistance regional conference
 
No. 41 – Employees speak at Tulsa’s Central High School on value of education
 
No. 40 – PSO delivers check to Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
 
No. 39 – PSO delivers check to Tulsa’s Future
 
No. 38 – PSO delivers check to Foundation for Tulsa Public Schools
 
No. 37 – PSO delivers check to Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness
 
No. 36 – PSO delivers check to Lawton Armed Services Y
 
No. 35 – PSO delivers check to Oklahoma Aquarium
 
No. 34 – PSO delivers check to Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
 
No. 33 – PSO hosts Yemen delegation in Tulsa for religious tolerance program through Tulsa Global Alliance and US State Dept.
 
No. 32 – PSO plants tree in Tulsa park to commemorate our 20th year as Tree Line City
 
No. 31 – Forester presents info at Tulsa Garden Center on how trees, power lines coexist
 
No. 30 – PSO shares electrical safety training with Tulsa Air National Guard Emergency Response
 
No. 29 – Tulsa Peace Academy children get up close, personal during PSO Touch A Truck event
 
No. 28 – AEP grants $21,000 for robotics education projects in PSO-served communities
 
No. 27 – Arbor Week trees planted in McAlester, thanks to PSO grant
McAlester High School students proudly display PSO’s Planting Seeds of Opportunity banner while others put the finishing touches on a newly planted tree on the school’s campus.
 
No. 26 – Employees read to classes at Tulsa Bunche Early Learning Center
 
No. 25 – Tulsa Home & Garden Show booth shares energy efficiency info with customers
 
No. 24 – PSO hosts community leaders at Economic Development seminar
 
No. 23 – Employees read to classes at Tulsa Bunche Early Learning Center
 
No. 22 – PSO volunteers collect breakfast cereal for Tulsa DayCenter for the Homeless
 
No. 21 – Employees read to students at Bunche Early Childhood Learning Center
 
No. 20 – Employee judges Choctaw County 4-H speech demonstrations @ OSU Extension Center
 
No. 19 – AEP Foundation-funded Tulsa Community Schools Institute
 
No. 18 – Employees donate Kleenex boxes to Tulsa Bunche Early Childhood Learning Center
 
No. 17 – PSO donates check to Great Plains YMCA
 
No. 16 – PSO donates check to McAlester to host Leadership Oklahoma representatives
 
No. 15 – PSO donates check to Okmulgee Public Schools for science projects
 
No. 14 – Employee assists Up With Trees in Plant Right Tree in Right Place workshop
 
No. 13 – Employee judges Tulsa city-wide Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam high school competition
 
No. 12 – Up With Trees storing thousands of trees along Arkansas River at PSO Tulsa Power Station
 
No. 11 – Employee talks electrical safety with students at Lawton’s Pioneer Park Elementary School
 
No. 10 – PSO donates low-flow shower heads to drought stricken Wapanucka
 
No. 9 – Employee mentors students at Corn Bible Academy
 
No. 8 – Employees read to classes at Tulsa Bunche Early Learning Center
 
No. 7 – Employee mentors Weatherford middle school students
 
No. 6 – PSO gives Louie coloring books to kids at South Tulsa Early Learning Center
 
No. 5 – Transmission presents $11,000 check to Red Cross
 
No. 4 – PSO dinner for Tulsa Global Alliance Brazilian students
 
No. 3 – Pallets of water delivered to Wapanacka
 
No. 2 – PSO Sponsors Black Voices of Renaissance – McAlester
 
No. 1 – Tulsa MLK Parade
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