Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Nazarene Communications Network - Missouri church gives away $1,300 in free gas

re: "A local church gave away more than 350 gallons of gasoline Thursday, May 22, and plans on doing it again throughout the summer." / We are doing what a church is supposed to do," Mark Hager of the Church of the Nazarene said outside the Pick-A-Dilly convenience store where the giveaway occurred. / "We are supposed to help the community, and that is what this is doing." / With local gas prices climbing, the give-away was welcome news to local residents." / I think it's a blessing what the Church of Nazarene is doing," Cindy Morton said. "It shows they actually care about the community." / According to organizers, 130 motorists received the free $10 gas vouchers. / Morton was the first in line, and estimated she arrived about 45 minutes early. / Cars were initially parked in an adjoining lot and out onto the street. The lines grew. / Kirksville police were dispatched to the scene at 4:45 P.M., and Chief Jim Hughes said officers closed one intersection before relocating all the waiting cars to another street..."...

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