PLANO, Ill., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is making a pit stop at the locally owned C-Stop CITGO station at 101 Waubonsee Drive in Plano on Friday, June 14. Between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., community members are invited to visit the station while Adam and Diego, the Fueling Good Road Trip Guys, and Big Rig Books, a non-profit mobile literacy outreach program, engage with customers and visitors.
"Fueling Good is the perfect motto for what we do on a daily basis here in Plano," said Rocky Zaiter, general manager for several local CITGO stations supplied by Parent Petroleum. "This event will be a great way to interact with our loyal customers, and we're so happy that Adam and Diego will be here to celebrate with us. We're honored that CITGO and Parent Petroleum invited us to participate, and we're also so grateful to Big Rig Books for making the effort to visit our station."
Throughout the event, Adam and Diego will be washing windows and pumping gas for customers. In addition, customers who fill their tank during the event will receive a free fountain drink or coffee. Big Rig Books will also be giving out free books to children in the community.
"One third of fourth graders in the Chicago area have reading skills that fall below statewide expectations, and often have little or no access to books," said John Gervase, founder of Big Rig Books. "Reading is such an important indicator of a student's future academic success, which is why it's so important to make books available to our children. We look forward to partnering with CITGO and Parent Petroleum for this great event, and we're honored to be Fueling Good in Plano."
Big Rig Books is a non-profit mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on fostering recreational reading beyond the classroom by encouraging reading and providing books for children and families in economically challenged, underserved communities and under performing schools. For more information about Big Rig Books, please visit www.bigrigbooks.org, or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigRigBooks.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers in Illinois, like Parent Petroleum, own and operate more than 350 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities through organizations like Big Rig Books. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO locations, visit www.CITGO.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
SOURCE CITGO Petroleum Corporation