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Volunteer thanked for fueling community kindness

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Alexandria resident Ken Twait was recently recognized for the time he gives helping an elderly member of the community.

Twait received a $50 gas card from “Tanks of Thanks” – a program from CHS energy brand and Cenex that encourages nominating people for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community.

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Twait was nominated by Lydell Gayken of Osakis who said, “For the past few years or more, Ken has driven an elderly neighbor to the doctor and grocery store once or twice a week. He receives no pay or reimbursement for his time. Both he and the elderly woman live separately in rural Alexandria. The round trip [drive] is at least 40 miles. He is a very generous and nice person. I can think of no one more deserving of a Tanks of Thanks than Ken.”

To date, Tanks of Thanks has rewarded 554 people in Minnesota with free gas and has recognized more than 12,000 people across the country for their good deeds.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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