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Written by Charlie Becker   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:00

Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa 31st Annual Cent-A-Gallon Day: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their 31st annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous Wednesday, November 23, 2011. One-cent out of every gallon of petroleum products sold on the day before Thanksgiving, by participating marketers, will go to Camp Courageous.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreation and respite care facility for individuals with special needs.  Run on donations, over 6,000 individuals are served annually.

On this day, participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores will give thanks by contributing one-cent from every gallon of petroleum product sold to Camp Courageous.  “The day before Thanksgiving was picked 31 years ago,” according to Charlie Becker, the camp’s director, “because both Camp Courageous and the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores have felt we have an awful lot to be thankful for and it was the perfect time to give thanks for all our blessings.”

Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores to distinguish them as participants.  The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa encourage everyone to join with their local petroleum marketer to give thanks this Thanksgiving, by helping Camp Courageous on the day before.

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Camp Courageous Annual Fruitcake Sales

Monticello, IA—The Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale is underway. Over 75 locations have these delicious fruitcakes. Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses or one can go online to get the latest location updates at www.campcourageous.org.

These scrumptious one-pound cakes sell for $10.00. They do not contain citron or alcohol and make wonderful holiday gifts.      They need to be stored, cut and served frozen. Fruitcakes will be sold at the various outlets from November through December. The cakes are also available at Camp Courageous or can be ordered online at the camp website. Camp will ship anywhere in the United States.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The camp was built and continues to run on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp will serve over 6,000 individuals with special needs this year.