BONIFAY - West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) celebrated its 80 birthday with events in each district office on Tuesday, December 12.

The cooperative was founded by a group of visionary rural residents in Holmes, Washington, Jackson and Calhoun Counties in 1937.

WFEC’s Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Florida Secretary of State’s office on December 11, 1937.

The first meeting of incorporators and members of West Florida Electric Cooperative Association was held on December 21, 1937 in Marianna, Florida.

Beverly Anderson, Manager of Member Services in the Bonifay office spoke of the honor of being able to serve customers for such a long time period.

“We are so happy to still be serving safe and reliable electricity after 80 years,” said Anderson.

Each district office hosted a birthday celebrations for the cooperative on December 12. Door prizes were given out to those who stopped in and an $80 bill credit was up for grabs for those who registered at each office.

The winner of the $80 bill credit at the Graceville district office was Brenda Harmon. The Bonifay district office awarded an $80 bill credit to Ginger O’Brien and the winner at the Sneads district office was Robert Lisle.