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ADVENTURE


Memories to Last a Lifetime Lisbeth Haddox, South Coffeyville,


and Juliana Shinn, Claremore, are back in Oklahoma after spending a week tour- ing the nation’s capitol as winners of VVEC’s annual Youth Tour competition. Lisbeth is the daughter of Clemo


and Berneta Haddox, and Juliana is the daughter of Greg and Margaret Shinn and Karin Shinn. The adventure began June 10 with a


‘Get Acquainted’ banquet in Oklahoma City for the winners and their families. The 71 young winners, representing 25 of the state’s rural electric systems, de- parted for the nation’s capital the next morning. “In my opinion, the most exciting


part of the trip was going to Ford’s Theater and watching the play ‘One Destiny, and touring Mount Vernon,’” says Lisbeth. “It was an amazing feeling being in the same place both presidents were!” The most exciting parts of the trip


Youth Tour delegates Lisbeth Haddox and Juliana Shinn in front of the White House.


for Juliana were taking “funny pictures at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and making awesome friends from all over the state.” Other highlights the girls mentioned


include visiting the monuments and memorials, the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, the Holocaust Museum, meet- ing members of Oklahoma’s Congressio-


RECIPE Cool Cucumber Salsa


2 medium cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and chopped 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. lime juice


1 tsp. minced fresh parsley 2 tsp. minced fresh cilantro 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed 1/2 tsp. salt


1 (12-oz.) package tortilla chips


In a medium bowl, stir together cucumbers, tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, lime juice, parsley, cilantro, dill, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.


4 August 2011 VVEC Power Circuit


nal delegation, dancing on the Potomac riverboat cruise, and shopping. Lisbeth added “It was my first time on a plane and I loved it!” The 48th Annual Rural Electric Coop-


erative Youth Tour is sponsored in part by VVEC, and coordinated each year by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.


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