STEMC shows care for Chester County

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The Chester County Senior Center received a $6,500 grant from Southwest Members Care. Pictured: Barbara Hodges, Fred Watson, Barry Hutcherson - County Mayor, Cliff Hannah, Leah Weatherford, Cecil Ross, Larry Riley, Marty Watson, Beverly Fuller, Jerry Cook, Betty Sexton, Jerry Ada, Ricky Willis, Jackie Butler - Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors, Emily Johnson, Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Sexton, Wanda Cook, Dian Clayton, Ruby Hannah, Frank Clayton, and Bobby King, City Mayor.

Four Chester County organizations received grants from Southwest Tennessee Electric’s Southwest Members Care program.
The organizations are: Chester County Senior Center, Chester County Fire Department, Chester County Library and Chester County 4-H.
This is the second round of grants being donated through the program which launched in September 2019.
Eleven grants were given in total.
SMC is a program which rounds electric bills of its participants up to the next dollar, and the change is used toward charitable causes of organizations and other entities across Southwest Tennessee EMC’s service territory.
All of the grant winners’ photos will be featured in Tennessee Magazine.
The senior center will use its funds to create a new area outside that will have a covered pavilion with lawn furniture and games.
The Chester County Fire Department said they plan to use the grant money to replace outdated helmets and tools that they use as they serve the county. The CC Library will create a STEM/Markerspace, and 4-H will use it to off-set costs of attending 4-H camp. 

The Chester County Fire Department received a $4,268.35 grant from Southwest Members Care. Pictured: Barry Hutcherson – County Mayor, Rosemary Bridges – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors, Brandon Jefferys, CC Fire Department Chief David Harwell, Jackie Butler – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors and Emily Johnson, Chamber of Commerce.
The Chester County UT-Extension Center received a $2200.00 grant from Southwest Members Care for 4-H. Pictured: Barry Hutcherson – County Mayor, Rosemary Bridges – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors, Steve Rickman – Extension Agent I, Rebecca Seratt – Ext Agent II and Co-Director, Emily Johnson, Chamber of Commerce and Jackie Butler – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors.
The Chester County Library received a $605.89 grant from Southwest Members Care. Pictured: Rosemary Bridges – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors, Beverly Morton, Library Director – Savannah Gilbert, Jackie Butler – Southwest TN EMC Board of Directors, Emily Johnson, Chamber of Commerce and Henderson mayor Bobby King.