Kiwanis Club Hears from Gulf Power

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

Gulf Power has installed “smart meters” throughout its service area.  The goal of these meters is to make customers happy with their electric service. While the equipment is somewhat different tha n that used by area electric co-ops, the goals are the same: to reduce cost and improve service.

Gulf Power is working to strengthen local communities by supporting local economic development efforts.  Recently Jennife Con oley was hired away from the Bay County Economic Development A lliance to provide more local support.  Gulf Power also supports the United Way and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Mr. Wall noted that the Chipley Water Tower would be demolished soon.  The icehouse next to the tower was originally the Chipley Light and Power Office.  In 1926 it was the first purchase of what became Gulf Power.  The tower is structurally unsound.  It will cost about $200,000 to repair, while it will cost only about $20,000 to demolish.  The water tower was taken out of service some time in the 1970’s and no longer holds water.  It was noted that it might be a historical landmark. 

Jan Page, President of Community South Credit Union, announced that its Relay For Life Team would be grilling racks of ribs on Thursday, March 21 at the Credit Union.  The ribs will be $20 per rack.

The mission of the Kiwanis Club is “To change the world, one child and one community at a time.”  In order to do this, the Chipley Kiwanis Club conducts fundraising activities throughout the year to help support different activities throughout Washington County.  The Kiwanis club meets Tuesdays at Patillo’s restaurant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation, contact any Kiwanian or Laura Joine, Membership Chairperson at 638-0250. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Chipley, visit


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