Thirteen years ago Irma Euler put together a weekly card game as a way of bringing West Salem community members together. Today, at 92 years young, Irma continues to organize the weekly games and has as many as nine tables playing each week at the Westview Inn. For Irma the games help her keep in touch with friends and make new ones. Any profit made in the games is held in a kitty and used to put on a Christmas dinner which also helps provide a sense of community to the players and their families.
It’s people like Irma that go out of their way to bring the community together that define our hometowns. Cenex recently recognized Irma’s efforts with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card. Tanks of Thanks rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better. The Tanks of Thanks program encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are selected to receive free fuel from the program.
Irma was nominated by the staff at the I-90 Cenex in West Salem. A longtime co-op member, Irma says she has bought her gas there for many years. “The girls always pump my gas for me. I appreciate that.” Irma plans to give up driving in the near future – but she still plans to find a ride to the weekly card games.
I-90 Cenex in West Salem is a division of Allied Cooperative. Allied Cooperative is a $225 million cooperative with services ranging from agronomy, feed and grain to LP and refined fuels to auto parts, hardware, tires and convenience stores. Allied Cooperative has locations in Adams, Blair, Galesville, Mauston, Melrose, Mindoro, Plainfield, Plover, Tomah, West Salem, Wisconsin Dells and Wisconsin Rapids.