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.


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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