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Carlton County resident rewarded with free fuel

Steve Trenhaile of Moose Lake has received a special thank you for paying it forward in his community. Trenhaile was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people who go the extra mile for others.

Recently, Trenhaile was presented with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex location, for being an assistant fire chief in Moose Lake while employed full-time elsewhere. He goes above and beyond to help his community and has inspired children to follow his footsteps.

The Cenex Tanks of Thanks program, offered by CHS energy, encourages people to nominate others for free fuel as a way to recognize and reward their contributions to the community. Each month, 100 nominees are drawn at random to receive a Tanks of Thanks gift card worth $50 redeemable at any Cenex-branded retail location.

The Tanks of Thanks program encourages people to nominate neighbors, family and friends for free fuel as a way to thank them for doing good deeds, both large and small. Each month, more than $5,000 in free fuel is given away through the Tanks of Thanks program.

“Tanks of Thanks does more than give away free fuel. It empowers people to continue doing good things for their communities,” explained Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Our Cenex retailers are proud of the communities they serve and the people who make those communities so special.”

According to Hussain, nominating someone for Tanks of Thanks is easy, and anyone can nominate or be nominated for any act of kindness.

“Congratulations to Steve Trenhaile, and thank you for your contributions to your community,” he said.

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