2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award Winner Announced

McLeod Cooperative Power is honored to award its 2020 Touchstone Energy Community Award to Glencoe American Legion Post 95. This annual award recognizes a local business, non-profit or community group that made a positive impact within the Co-op’s service territory during the past year.

Representatives with Glencoe American Legion Post 95 were presented a check for the $500 award (Left to Right): Dewey Klaustermeier, Finance Officer and Loren Mueller, Post Commander.

Glencoe American Legion Post 95 has a long history of service and civic duty with the post recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Its members work diligently to support local veterans, area students, and other community groups. Some of the causes that the group supports financially include McLeod County Veterans Assistance Fund, American Legion Foundation for Hospitalized Veterans, Returning Vets Program, American Legion Family Hospital Program, Christmas Gifts for Shut-in Veterans, Veterans Pheasant Dinner Program, Minnesota State American Legion ROTC Program, Blizzard Blast Hospice Fundraiser, Glencoe Days, Glencoe Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School Scholarship Program, GSL After Prom, GSL Booster Club, GSL Trapshooting, GSL Robotics Club, GSL Close-up Program, and the GSL Business and Professional Association. This award is a chance to recognize Glencoe American Legion Post 95 for all the great work they do in our service territory. Congratulations Post 95!

As this year’s award winner, Glencoe American Legion Post 95 receives a $500 donation. They also will contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy Community Award with the statewide winner receiving an additional $1,000. The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association annual meeting in 2021.

The Co-op received 9 nominations for this year’s Touchstone Energy Community Award. We want to thank everyone that submitted their nominations. We also applaud all these groups and so many more that are working tirelessly to improve their communities. Thank you!

The Minnesota Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 46 states that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to the community.