Holiday Generosity by Bear Valley Electric
and Elks Lodge No. 1787
Electric Customer Service Superintendent, Gabrielle Medina, along with Elks Milt
John and Jacqueline Neill, of Lodge #1787,
BVES is donating the 2,000th Turkey
to Help Mountain Families in Need during Holidays BVES and local Elks
Lodge continue their partnership to help struggling families enjoy a
home-cooked meal during the holiday season.
Continuing its tradition of holiday generosity, Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) donated 152
turkeys to Elks Lodge No. 1787, which used
approximately half the birds to prepare Thanksgiving meals for distribution to
local families in need. The remaining turkeys will be used to provide Christmas
meal packages on Saturday, Dec. 20th and Sunday, Dec. 21st.
“We are so thankful for the generous donation BVES makes
each year to ensure that families in need have a holiday meal on their table,”
said Elks Lodge representative Milt Clemens.
Saturday November 22nd, volunteers gathered at
the Elks Lodge to assemble this year’s Thanksgiving dinner packages after BVES
delivered the turkeys. Meal packages included: turkey stuffing, gravy,
cranberry sauce, corn, rolls, mashed potatoes and string beans. Candy treats
were also given out to the children.
For more than 10 years, BVES has partnered with Elks Lodge
1787 to provide holiday dinners to families in need in the Big Bear Valley
community. BVES has donated a total of approximately 2,000 turkeys during that
“We feel every family should have the opportunity to be with
their loved ones and enjoy a nice, hot meal during the holidays,” BVES Director
Harry Scarborough said. “We are so happy to continue this venture with the Elks
Lodge to provide a good meal to families who are struggling during this time of
BVES is a division of Golden State Water Company (GSWC,)
which is wholly owned water and electricity utility subsidiary of American
States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). GSWC provides water service to approximately
256,000 customers within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern,
Coastal and Southern California. Through its BVES division, the Company also
distributes electricity to over 23,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and
surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California.