Greensboro, N.C.– Sept. 06, 2012For the fifth consecutive year, the local owners and operators of the Gunter CITGO Station in Greensboro celebrated the back-to-school season  with its annual carnival event. On the afternoon of Aug. 27, the station transformed into a purple and white fairground to represent the community’s school spirit. The carnival involved the entire community, including students, parents, teachers and local businesses and was one of the most successful in recent history.

“Each year, it is truly a joy to put on this event for our community and kids to both encourage excitement for the new school year and help families prepare their students with back to school supplies,” said Leslie Gunter, co-owner of the Gunter CITGO. “Our station has served this community for more than 50 years, and local school spirit is something that brings our entire community together. It is our pleasure to do what we can to help support our local students, teachers, staff, coaches and parents.”

 The carnival celebrated the arrival of the new semester with face painting, a bounce slide and bounce house, and back-to-school giveaways for children. Motorists were treated to fuel discounts and CITGO provided back-to-school gift bags filled with school supplies. Free pizza, white and purple slushies, donuts and entertainment were provided to students and teachers by Coca Cola, Hunt Brothers Pizza and Triad Inflatables.

 CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned stations. CITGO branded Marketers and Retailers in North Carolina own and operate more than 450 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.FuelingGood.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 PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.


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