the Country by Storm
all started with a summer thunderstorm.
family in Florida found themselves without power for a few hours
one night in August. They filled the time talking, reading, looking
at old pictures, and examining family heirlooms. They had no air
conditioning or lights. The doors were opened and the candles were
children loved it. So did the adults. That's how Power
Outage Night™ was born.
to have Power Outage Night™
your house, dorm room, apartment, or trailer:
an evening that you will participate in Power
Outage Night™ Some families prefer to do
this as often as weekly, while others may opt for monthly. Whatever.
you have children, let them in on the concept and let them help
with the “powering down” of your home.
off all the lights, TVs, radios, stereos, computers, and any other
modern convenience. (In extreme conditions, it is not recommended
that heat or air be turned off. It is not recommended that you
unplug your refrigerator.) Have plenty of candles or flashlights
available. (Note: Digital clocks that display the time on your
DVD player, VCR, cable box, alarm clock and other appliances tend
to take away from the mood of Power
Outage Night™. Cover them up or unplug them.
Don't watch the clock.)
ahead. Don’t just sit around staring at each other. Have
games, books, rock collections, photos or a topic of conversation
Outage Night™ lasts for as long as you
determine. When you've had enough, it's over.
won't tell you what happens as a result of this program being implemented
in your home. You'll have to try it to find out.
us with your Power Outage Night™ stories.
Outage Night™ in your community. Wear
the shirt! Display the sticker!