Two Carroll County Electric employees retire

Combined 68 years service

RETIREMENT – Two Carroll County Electric employees, Mike Bennett and Gail Blackketter Eubanks retired March 2. They were honored with a luncheon at the Colonial Tea Room and were presented gifts. Bennett has 35 years of service and Eubanks has 33 years with the company. From left are Bennett, Manager Danny Brawner, Eubanks and Financial Officer Ryan Drewry. Photo by Shirley Nanney

Two Carroll County Electric employees with a combined total of 68 work years with the company have retired.

The retirements of Gail Blackketter Eubanks with 33 years and Mike Bennett with 35 years became official at a luncheon March 2 at the Colonial Tea Room in Huntingdon. A meal of barbecue, potato salad, slaw, and beans along with cake and ice cream was served.

Carroll County Electric Manager Danny Brawner complimented them both as being dedicated employees.

He presented Bennett, a bucket truck lineman, with his plaque which read:  Presented to Mike Bennett for 35 years of dedicated service as an employee of Carroll Co. Electric Dept., Sept. 3, 1986 – March 2, 2022., CCED Board of Directors.  He was also presented a pocket watch with the beginning and ending dates of his employment engraved on it.

Fellow employee Mark Simpson presented him with a Lineman Rendition rifle.

Now that he is retired Bennett says he will work around the farm with his mother, Ruth Bennett, and his brother, Tim Bennett. He will also be doing chores around the house as well, he says.

“It’s been a good place to work,” he said of the company. “There’s a lot of good people here.”

He has worked for managers Barbee McMillin, Lynn Compton and Brawner.

Bennett’s job was setting  poles and putting up new wires.

Financial Officer Ryan Drewry presented Eubanks with a plaque and a Fit Bit type of watch.

Her plaque read: Presented to Gail Blackketter Eubanks for 33 years of dedicated service as an employee of Carroll Co. Electric Dept., July 1, 1988 – March 2, 2022, CCED Board of Directors.

She worked as the plant accountant, taking care of the inventory, everything in the system that electricity went through.

She says now she plans to do a lot of knitting, reading and will turn off the alarm clock and do just whatever she wants to do.

“This has been a wonderful place to work,” she said. “There have been a lot of changes over the years, like from on paper to the computer.

Employee Kelly Weatherford will be assuming her duties.

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