King Electric representative, Tom Lloyd, has been a Burger Day volunteer for the past 24 years and is a lifelong El Reno resident. He is married to Terry and they have two children: Mike and Jennifer. They have three grandchildren: Blake, Reagan & Mikal.
Unless you have been actively involved in the festival, few people understand all the work that goes on before and after the event. King Electric loans their professional electrician, Tom Lloyd, to El Reno Main Street weeks in advance of the event. From attendance to planning meetings to mapping out the placement of the booth spaces in the festival area, King Electric’s Tom Lloyd is the “go to” for El Reno Main Street regarding electricity for the entire event.
The day before and during the event, Tom is responsible for keeping all the food booths, the vendor booths, the sound systems on both stages, the rides and games (everything) in power and functioning properly the entire length of the festival. This is a high maintenance position that requires constant attention, by not only Tom, but by several King Electric workers that Tom Lloyd spends the time and effort to train so that the event functions seamlessly. It also means that he and other King Electric staff is all over the festival area, all day. The donation of King Electric’s labor and materials is worth thousands.
There have been Burger Days where Tom is standing in puddles of rain, trying to figure out how he is going to make the power work before the festival starts. He is always on call when event coordinators have questions about festival set up and placement, and he literally “proofs” the Burger Day layout map before it can be published, because his input is that important in properly setting up for the festival. He is dedicated to ensuring the Burger Day Festival is success. Tom Lloyd is truly worthy of the distinction of “King of the Big Burger”.