Community briefs

December 16, 2002

Fund helps the needy pay their electric bills

Allegheny Power for the 12th consecutive year is joining the Washington County Community Action Council in the Hagerstown area in sponsoring the Community Energy Fund to help customers in need pay winter energy bills.

When people contribute to the Community Energy Fund, they are helping provide assistance to qualifying customers who need help paying higher heating bills during the winter months.

During the 2001-02 winter heating season, more than $168,000 was credited to the electric bills of more than 1,000 customers in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Since the program's inception in 1991, Allegheny Power and its customers have contributed more than $1 million and helped to pay more than 8,500 energy bills.


The Washington County Community Action Council identifies residential customers in the county who are in need and qualify for the program.

For information about the Community Energy Fund, call Allegheny Power's toll-free Customer Service Center at 1-800-255-3443 or write to the Washington County Community Action Council, 101 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

HCC history professor to appear on C-SPAN I

Hagerstown Community College history professor Tom Clemens will appear live on C-SPAN I, Antietam Cable channel 27, on Monday from 8 to 10 p.m.

Clemens will answer call-in questions and show re-enactment footage of the Battle of Antietam.

Brian Pohanka, Civil War historian, will join Clemens for the live broadcast.

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