New Life Church is offering an Easter gift to area residents Saturday.
The Meriden congregation announced Thursday that it would be offering reduced price gas from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Danby’s Gulf Express, 872 East Main St, Meriden.
Gas will be capped at $2.99 for those who come to fill up, and New Life will pay the difference between that price and the actual gas price.
"One of our staff members - our music director – thought up the idea a year ago as (a way) to to give back to the community," said Pastor Will Marotti. "We weren't in a place economically to do that then, so we put it on the backburner."
Those who come can fill up to 20 gallons for their car – and gas cans won't be filled.
Marotti expects to pump about 1,000 gallons over the hour.
Church volunteers will be directing traffic and washing windshields as a nod to "old fashioned service," Marotti said.
"There's supposed to be nice weather," he said. "We're looking forward to it."