Liberty Apple Valley Proud To Support The Fifth-Annual Solar Cook-Off Challenge

Liberty Utilities Apple Valley (Liberty Apple Valley) is proud to support the Fifth-Annual Solar Cook-Off Challenge on May 13 from 9 am-4 pm at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. The event, hosted by the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC), encourages teams of local students in grades 4-12 to develop innovative solar cookers and recognizes the groups in each age division for Best Oven Design and Top Solar Chefs.

“I have been involved in the event and served as a judge each year since its kickoff in 2013, and am consistently impressed with how creative these students are,” said Kaye Walraven, Administrative Assistant for Liberty Apple Valley. “This event is a fantastic way to educate students and open their minds to alternative energy sources.”

Liberty Apple Valley Vice President and General Manager Tony Penna will join Walraven as a judge at the event, and Liberty Apple Valley’s Water Wagon will be on hand to keep participants and attendees hydrated throughout the day.

“As the event continues to grow, we never cease to be amazed at how resourceful and innovative the teams are with their construction design, with many teams incorporating recycled materials into their designs, and developing really delicious recipes,” said Christie Robinson, MDAQMD Solar Cook-Off Event Coordinator. “This event truly exemplifies what STEM is all about. This is an excellent opportunity to combine the teaching of scientific and social principles in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.”

For additional information about the Solar Cook-Off Challenge, the community is encouraged to visit or call (760) 245-1661 x6101.

Those interested in learning more about Liberty Apple Valley’s Water Wagon or reserving the Water Wagon for an upcoming event are asked to call (760) 247-6484 or email