Blue Ridge Energy is celebrating 25 years of the Bright Ideas Education Grants program by awarding $50,000 to several of our your local schools and teachers.

One hundred and twenty-two applications were submitted and forty-one have been selected to receive funding.

Awards will be presented at several events across the Blue Ridge Energy coverage area.

There will be a dinner Tuesday November 12th at 6 pm at Meadowbrook Inn Blowing Rock. A dinner Wednesday November 13 at 6 at the Jefferson Landing Club House, a luncheon on Thursday November 14 at noon at the J E Broyhill Civic Center, and a dinner Friday November 15 at 6 at the Olde Beau Golf and Country Club in Roaring Gap.

In addition to presenting checks, certificates, and special gifts to teachers, each winning educator is asked to share a little about the plans to aid their students and school.