Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 From staff reports

Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping to improve their community.

The Tanks of Thanks program from Cenex, the CHS energy brand, encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in their community.

Each month, Cenex randomly picks 100 nominees to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program.

The Ballards were nominated for continuously providing food, money and physical assistance to community members in need.

In August, the Ballards were selected to receive a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card redeemable at any Cenex location.

"There are people doing good things in every local community, and these acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated," Kayte Haaland, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager, said in a press release. "Congratulations to Fred and Beverly Ballard, and thank you for your contribution to the community."

Haaland said Tanks of Thanks is a multiyear program, and there is still plenty of time for others to nominate someone they know for free fuel.

"Nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness -- big or small," Haaland said.

To make a nomination, visit and briefly describe why someone deserves a Tank of Thanks.

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