Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
MT. PLEASANT — The Mt. Pleasant Pep Stop BP gas station issued a challenge for the Panther Pump.
Monday, Dec. 5, the Pep Stop announced on Facebook that they will double the donation rate of their Panther Pump if the community can increase the amount of gallons for the year.
As of Monday, the pump was on pace to pump 227,000 gallons and the current donation rate is 1 cent per gallon purchased.
That is on track for a total donation of $2,270.
If the community can boost the gallons to 240,000, the donation rate will increase to 2 cents per gallon.
The donation money is evenly distributed between the music and athletic boosters at the Mt. Pleasant Community High School.
“We have lines at the pumps,” Pep Stop Cashier Megan Reyes said. “Sometimes we have cars upon cars lined up. We have some customers where those are the only pumps that they go to.”
With long lines of devoted MPCHS supporters waiting to use the pump, Pep Stop offers another way to add to the gallon total.
“If you can't get to the panther pump because it is full just snap a picture of what you pumped at one of our other pumps and post it tagging us using #pepstoppantherpump and we will add it to the total!” the announcement on Facebook states.
Pep Stop owner Jeff Fedler started the Panther Pump for MPCHS along with the Tiger Pump for Iowa Wesleyan in February 2018 to celebrate their 40th anniversary.