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Avista’s Energy Watchdog Brings Conservation Messages to Medford’s Pear Blossom Parade
Wattson, an energy conservation and safety program for kids and families


Avista Utilities is proud to bring Wattson, the energy watchdog, to Medford’s Pear Blossom Parade on April 11. The seven-foot mascot for energy conservation and safety is a hit with kids of all ages. He and his sidekick Edison combine fun with good tips to encourage everyone to be careful with the energy we use in our homes. Photo and interview opportunities can be arranged prior to and after the parade.


The goal of the Wattson program is to help children understand how much energy they use every day and to encourage children and their parents to make wise energy choices throughout their lives.


Through the Wattson program, children learn easy, fun ways to save energy during their daily activities. “It’s important for our kids to understand, that no matter how small their energy saving effort is, they can make a difference in their home, school and community,” said Anne Marie Axworthy, director of community development.


Wattson’s likes to remind his young friends that natural gas is safe when used correctly. Some tips:


·          If you smell gas (it smells like rotten eggs) don’t do anything that will create a spark, have your parents call the utility company and leave your home.

·          Don’t play with gas pipes, knobs or gas appliances


To visit Wattson and learn more about saving energy, visit www.avistakids.com


For more information on Avista’s conservation tips, visit www.avistautilities.com.


Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 352,000 electric and 311,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.


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