PPL program helps families save money on energy costs


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VALLEY VIEW - Thanks to the parents and teachers that attended an energy program presented by PPL Corporation, the Hegins-Hubley Elementary School will be receiving a $600 grant from PPL.

The 'Think Energy Take Action At Home' program was presented by Mary Ann Smeltz, of the Dalmatia area, to parents and teachers last Thursday evening, prior to meet the teacher night.

The program included a video, and tips on how to save money on electric bills and make your home more energy efficient.

High School Science Teacher Pamela Ulicny and Elementary Principal Gerald Anderson coordinated the efforts to bring the program to Hegins-Hubley.

"We will be using the grant money to supply the school store," said Anderson. "The money will be used to purchase materials to be used as positive reinforcement for students making good choices."

After listening to the presentation, those in attendance were asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their home and their energy use there as well as a survey on the program. Everyone who turned in a completed form were given a reusable tote that contained an energy technology kit valued at $20.

"It's very important that we educate the public to conserve and control their energy consumption," said Smeltz. "This gives us more time to develop new technology."

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