Tri-County Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up Trust Board met on Sept. 14 and approved a donation of $100 to Empty Bowls of Harmony, to support the event that raises money for the Fillmore County Food Shelves.

This year's Empty Bowls event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Harmony Community Center.

Participants purchase a hand-made bowl donated by area potters and artisans for $20 and are then used to enjoy a simple meal of soup and homemade bread.

Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. To learn more about Operation Round Up visit

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.