Hundreds of Cars Waited in Line for $1 Gas in Marlow

Hundreds of Cars Waited in Line for $1 Gas in Marlow

First Baptist of Marlow spent Saturday giving back to the community with it's annual gas buydown project.
Lines and lines of cars wrapped around the block of the Hop and Sack in Marlow today just to fill their gas tanks up.

It's all because of the fourth annual gas buyout project hosted by First Baptist of Marlow.

"This is my second car I saw the line, got into called a friend, told her to go get her car, go get my car, bring my car up here, well switch cars out," Marlow resident Ann Sanchez says. 

"We've been waiting in line for about 30-45 minutes and we've been sweating but it's gonna be worth it in the long run," Marlow resident Nip Ballew says. 

For hours and hours, those drivers waited patiently so they could fill up their gas tanks at the Hop and Sack in Marlow for a jaw-dropping low price, only a dollar per gallon for up to twenty gallons of gas.

"For the last 4-5 years, we have taken a harder look at our local area, how we can minister to people in Stevens County and this part of the state literally, and uh how can we meet real needs of real people," First Baptist pastor Joe Ligon says.  

Whether they were getting those needs met, or just cashing in on the church's generosity, Texomans made sure not to miss out on this special offer.

"When I got here this morning at 7:30, the first vehicle in line, the guy said he was here at 8 O'clock last night, so he waited twelve hours to take advantage of this," Ligon says. 

Although the wait was long, driver say this was an opportunity that was too good to miss.

"Nowadays you gotta take your cuts where you can get em," Ann Sanchez says. 

Church organizers say the turnout was much greater then it was last year, they actually had to cut cars off around the end of the event.

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