Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op members continue to assist area community organizations and individuals through the voluntary “round up” of their electric and natural gas billings. Member contributions to the Communities First Fund provide resources for grants and scholarships for use in their local communities within the PIE&G service area.

At their recent meeting, the Fund board awarded 16 scholarships of $1,000 each to 2015 high school graduates in Atlanta, Inland Lakes, Cheboygan, Posen, Hillman, Onaway, and Rogers City. The Fund’s A. Barkley Travis Memorial Scholarship ($500) was also given to a student from Johannesburg.