Lamar Electric Cooperative headquarters will open its new doors Monday, January 25th. The new site is located just west of Blossom, Texas on U.S. Highway 82, and is more central to many of our rural members. The physical address is 5225 U.S. Highway 82 E, Blossom, Texas 75416. The Co-op will continue to use the P.O. Box 580, Paris, Texas 75461 for all mail items. The hours will continue to be 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
The new building is a free-standing metal structure with brick and Texas stone on the front portion and sheet metal on the back side. The 14,000 square foot office building has a drive-thru lane that features a drive-up drawer instead of the previous tube for transacting business. This will allow better eye contact and easier communication with the cooperative members. Highway 82 has a turning lane providing easier access for members to drive to the front of the building. The entrance with the large sign is the member entrance. This entrance provides one lane for driving in and a separate exit lane. The front door and meeting room is accessible without going through a gate or going behind a fence.
There is plenty of parking in front of the building for members. The building is completely ADA compliant with handicapped parking close to the front door.
The 4,000 square foot meeting room will hold about 250 people. The meeting room is a benefit provided to the members free of charge other than a cleaning fee. Members will be able to use the meeting room for such things as birthday parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations and family reunions. The room can be reserved by a Co-op member who agrees to be responsible for supervising the event and be financially responsible for any damage done. Contact Christie Christian, Director of Communications, to reserve the meeting room at 903-783-4949.
Source: Press Release