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Loving It Local: Giveaways, Graduates, and Goings On - Ganado, Markham, and Louise

June 6, 2016

YK Communications has been busy! We're proud to support the communities we serve, and the last month has been a testament to our mission. We've had an exciting time offering giveaways, honoring local high school graduates from Ganado, Tidehaven, and Louise schools, hosting special events, and supporting youth sports. We hope you're following along with us on our Facebook Page, but in case you've missed some of the recent happenings we're spelling it out for you right here on our blog.

Sweet Treats in Ganado

Our office got an early start to summer by offering free shaved ice to customers who stopped by on Friday, May 13th. Texas Shaved Ice, LLC was on hand with ice cold treats for our customers, and we looked over existing bills to show people how we could save them money. On top of the monthly savings, new customers or existing customers who upgraded service were given ONE MONTH FREE. For being Friday the 13th, we saw a lot of smiles!


Image submitted to our Facebook event page by Karen Foster.

June 3rd was #NationalDonutDay at YK Communications and across America - a day created to remember the care and compassion shown to our military by The Salvation Army during WWI. We offered free donuts and coffee to anyone visiting our office in Ganado that morning.


Honoring Local Graduates

One of our favorite times of year is when we're able to honor local high school graduates with scholarships.

These students are active in their school and community, and we're proud to be able to offer them a reward for their hard work and dedication.


The Young Family Foundation 2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Tidehaven High School: Zariah Dodds
Zariah was a very involved student at TISD. She loves to make family and friends laugh. She will be pursuing a degree in psychology at Lamar University with a minor in theater and dance.

Louise High School: Katelyn Popp
Katelyn will be attending Texas A&M Kingsville where she plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Music with a teacher’s certification. She was very active in band and was a member of the ATSSB All-State Concert Band three years in a row.

Ganado High School - academic: Sydni Engelmohr
Sydni has participated in numerous projects, competitions, and leadership rolls while being a member of 4-H and FFA. She will be attending Victoria College majoring in Agribusiness and Accounting.

Ganado High School - academic: Jorge Martinez
Jorge plans to attend Texas A&M Corpus Christi where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. His future goal is to attend medical school to become an anesthesiologist.

Ganado High School - vocational: Caleb Thedford
Caleb was active in many school activities, especially sports where he received numerous honors. He will pursue an associate’s degree in Process Technology/Instrumentation at Victoria College.


Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship Recipient:

Ganado High School: Hannah Janssen
Hannah is the first student from our service area to receive this scholarship. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

Root Root Root For The Home Team

Have you spent the past few months running in between practices, games, school, and more games? We hope while you're out cheering on the kids you'll take notice of our two favorite groups of ball players:

EC Little League - Go Wi-Fi's!

EC Little League - Go Wi-Fi's!


Ganado Little League Girls Softball

Sizzling Summertime Giveaways

Now that school's out, we've got HOT summer deals:

Sign up for new service or upgrade to a higher internet speed and get your FIRST MONTH FREE! You'll also be entered into our Summer Giveaway Drawing and win a Big Jam Box BLUETOOTH® speaker, a Hoverboard, and other cool prizes.

Other ways to get entered into our Summer Giveaway drawings:
• Sign up for auto-bill pay on any new or existing account
• Bring your recent bill from a competitor for voice, broadband internet, video or security to see if we can save you money

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Our goal is to lead by example and inspire others in our area to get involved and invest in the communities we serve. We have the best customers here at YK Communications, and if you haven't been out to one of our events or dropped by our Ganado office to meet our team yet, we hope you'll make time this summer. We can't wait to see you!

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