July 9 Mason PUD 3 will celebrate 80 years of service to the community with a customer appreciation day at its Johns Prairie Road headquarters, 2621 E Johns Prairie Road, in Shelton.
Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available to customers who visit the PUD 3 offices between 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM the day of the event.
The PUD will also distribute a book on the history of the utility. The book chronicles the formation, growth, challenges, and successes of Mason PUD 3 over the last 80 years. One book per household and must be a PUD 3 customer.
After a hotly contested 1934 election, local voters approved the formation of PUD 3. Five years and a Washington State Supreme Court ruling later, the PUD began serving a small number of customers in May 1939.
Today, Mason PUD 3 covers a service territory of about 600 square miles and serves nearly 34,000 customers with 98% carbon-free energy. PUD 3 also operates a wholesale fiber optic telecommunications network, which supports the operation of its electric distribution services.
The PUD is well-known in the utility industry for its high standards of financial management, reliability, and commitment to its community.