Gas giveaway brightens day for 200 motorists

Two hours of waiting didn’t dampen Pamela Reed’s joy Wednesday as 6.89 gallons of free gasoline were pumped into her car.

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Richwood Banking Co. employees Tai Wills, left, and Lori Midkiff, right, fuel vehicles Wednesday at Huntsville Marathon. The bank gave away $20 in fuel to the first 200 visitors, some of whom can be seen in the background waiting for their turns. ABOVE: Logan County Sheriff Deputy Donnie Day directs traffic on State Route 117 in front of the gas station during the event. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | JOEL E. MAST)

“This is cool,” she said as Richwood Banking Co.’s Lori Midkiff dispensed $20 in gasoline. “Especially here at Christmas. Every little bit helps.”

Ms. Reed, a customer of the bank, lives north of Huntsville Marathon and she was one of the first of 200 motorists to receive the bank’s gift when the lines opened up at 1:30 p.m.

“I listened to the radio and drank the free coffee and ate the free cookies,” she said.

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