HUGHESVILLE, Md. (Oct. 15, 2008)—Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently donated two pickup trucks to Historic St. Mary's City, the outdoor museum and National Historic Landmark that re-creates Maryland's colonial capital. The museum received a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 and a 1993 Ford Ranger that the Cooperative retired from its fleet of vehicles.
These two trucks will be used to replace two older trucks in the Historic St. Mary's City maintenance department. With more than 850 acres of land and more than 100 structures to care for, the maintenance department has a great need for safe, working vehicles to assist in the performance of its duties. One truck will be for general use by the maintenance department, while the other will be used by the maritime staff of the Maryland Dove, the museum's full-scale replica of the ship that carried supplies for the Maryland colony's founders in 1634.
"Historic St. Mary's City is very grateful for the support of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative through their donation of these two trucks," said Erik Barkhimer, Development and Membership Coordinator for Historic St. Mary's City. "Specifically, I would like to thank SMECO President and CEO Joe Slater, Supply Chain Director Larry Hak, and Transportation Director Steve Montgomery, who made this donation possible. It is the generosity of such partners as SMECO that helps to make Historic St. Mary's City such a success."