Pumping it up for education
Residents can support Marshfield School District by purchasing fuel
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — Residents of the Marshfield School District can now support their schools by purchasing gasoline.
Mark Konrardy chairs the Marshfield School Board’s Facilities, Safety, and Transportation Committee, and he told the full board at its Aug. 9 meeting that John Baltus has created a Tiger Pride Pump, which will set aside a certain amount of money each quarter to be donated to the Marshfield School District.
“(Baltus) will pick one of his gas stations, take one of the pumps, and put the Marshfield School District logo on it, and a certain amount of those proceeds of what he sells off of that pump will come to the school district,” explained Konrardy. “We thought it was a good idea and very good for the school district.”
A Marshfield School Pride Pump will be put at Baltus’ Bread & Butter Shop location at 1000 N. Central Ave. According to an agreement between the school district and Baltus, the Pride Pump donations will take 2 cents per gallon, and monthly donations will not exceed $200. The agreement also states that Baltus will be the exclusive partner with the district in such a program. The district is signing a four-year agreement with Baltus, which will renew automatically.