Free Fuel in Delhi

By Perry Russom

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM EDT

Delhi, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - Some drivers in one Delaware County town got a big surprise when they went to fill their tanks.

For three hours earlier today, 150 customers at Express Mart gas station in Delhi were given $20 in free gas as a way to celebrate the community.

The event was sponsored by the National Bank of Delaware County.

"All of our employees are local," said Laura Bell.

"Our kids go to school here, we live here, we live in all of the surrounding areas, all we are trying to do is give back to our customers."

The bank didn't advertise for the event because they were afraid the entire town would shut down trying to get gas.

That didn't stop word from getting around.

Cars were lined up into the street.

Some of the people we talked to who got the free gas said they heard about the event from their bosses at work.

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