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Little Dukes to host Yellow Dime Event

Posted on August 29, 2006

Ethanol-blended gasoline will be 10 cents less per gallon on Aug. 30 at Little Dukes C-store in Huron, S.D., during a Yellow Dime Promotion. The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) is co-sponsoring the event which will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 2,000 dimes have been given out.

Motorists who choose ethanol-blended fuel during the promotion will receive one yellow dime back for every gallon of ethanol they purchase. The yellow dimes handed out during the event will circulate throughout the community, showing the impact of corn and ethanol production on the local economy.

Performance Radio will broadcast live during the Yellow Dime event on Aug. 30, promoting the event which is being held in conjunction with a Beef Cookoff event at an adjoining business.

“Little Dukes will offer significant savings during their Yellow Dime promotion on Aug. 30 and at the same time they are demonstrating the benefits of ethanol and its impact in local communities. Ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that will lessen our dependence on foreign oil and it’s a good way to keep the farming community strong and healthy,” said Bill Chase, corn producer from Wolsey, S.D. and board member for the SDCGA.

South Dakota has 11 plants producing ethanol in Scotland, Aberdeen, Huron, Wentworth, Big Stone City, Watertown, Groton, Chancellor, Aurora, Rosholt and Hudson. It is projected that with new plants coming on line and expansions planned, South Dakota will produce an estimated 675 million gallons of ethanol per year by 2007.

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