Theresa Cassiday, freelancer

Copy writing & editing in Omaha, Nebraska and the U.S.


Omaha Camera Club

Photo assignment: APPA Lineworkers Rodeo

I had a great opportunity a couple of weeks ago to be a photographer at the annual Lineworkers Rodeo. Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) sponsored the event this year on behalf of the American Public Power Association (APPA).

When I first volunteered to do this as a member of the Omaha Camera Club, I didn’t think too much of it. I’d covered a million events like this as a reporter and in my public relations work. But this assignment turned out to be an unusual one.

It was dark, cold and rainy when we met at Carter Park in Carter Lake, IA, at 6:30 a.m. March 27. OPPD’s Jeff Hanson outlined our task for us:

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