TCL&P Celebrating its 100th Anniversary at Friday Night Live
[Last Updated: 8/6/2012 9:34:17 AM]

For Immediate Release                                                                        

August 6, 2012


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail:


TCL&P Celebrating its 100th Anniversary at Friday Night Live


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) will celebrate its 100th anniversary at Friday Night Live on August 10th on the corner of Front Street and Cass Street in downtown Traverse City beginning at 5:30 p.m.

            The community is invited to attend this family friendly event which will include bucket truck demonstrations, an energy efficient bike demonstration where kids can pedal a bike to see how much effort it takes to light up a row of incandescent light bulbs compared to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), along with other energy-related demonstrations.

            The first 500 kids will receive a TCL&P hard hat and adults will be able to pick-up a free CFL while supplies last. A special 100th anniversary Morsel has been created and will be given away at the event. There will also be a history table chronicling TCL&P’s past 100 years.

            “Light and Power has been a part of the Traverse City community for the past 100 years, providing reliable and affordable electricity to area homes and businesses,” said Ed Rice, L&P executive director. “We invite the community to come down and celebrate TCL&P’s 100th anniversary, and its long standing commitment to the community, with us this Friday.”

            For more information regarding this event and TCL&P’s 100th anniversary, see the website at

            Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 11,500 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

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