Free Festival on June 2 Will Celebrate Local Communities, Cooperative Businesses

Raleigh, N.C. —Join cooperative businesses from across the Triangle as they celebrate local communities and the cooperative business model at the June 2 “Co-op-A-Fair” on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. This free, family-friendly event lasts from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and it features live music, food from local vendors, a bounce house and many other forms of entertainment, including cheese-making demonstrations.

The June 2 Co-op-A-Fair, is part of the Cabot Cheese 2012 Community Tour, a two-month, 2,300 mile bike ride that started in Miami, Fla. and will end in Portland, Maine with celebrations in eight cities, including Durham, along the way. This tour was organized because 2012 is the “International Year of the Cooperative” as declared by the United Nations. Cooperative businesses around the world are using this declaration to celebrate their founding principles and member-driven attitudes.

Most importantly, this event is about community, and honoring those who give their hearts, time and skills to strengthen North Carolina and all of its local communities.

Join North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, including Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation, and other cooperative businesses from the Triangle as we celebrate the spirit of community on June 2 at 11 a.m. on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

Visit the Co-op-A-Fair Facebook page for more information about the event.

Visit for information about the bike ride.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 950,000 homes, farms and businesses in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.