South Burlington, Vt. – May 1, 2013 – Local CITGO Marketer Champlain Oil Co. will soon launch its “Be A Star. Buy A Star.” fundraiser to benefit the “Project Graduation” program at six local high schools. From May 1-31, seven of Champlain Oil’s CITGO Jiffy Mart locations in New Hampshire and Vermont will sell paper “stars” for $1 or $5. One hundred percent of the profits will go to “Project Graduation,” a program that provides an adult-supervised and alcohol- and drug-free post-graduation event for high school students.

“We are very excited to launch the first ‘Be A Star. Buy A Star.’ fundraiser and let our customers show their support for these local schools,” said Rob Landry of Champlain Oil. “We’ve seen many of these seniors grow up and we know the families we are helping out. This program gives the whole community a way to show they are proud of the graduating classes, and want the students to have a safe way to celebrate.”

Throughout the month of May, customers are invited to visit the following seven CITGO Jiffy Mart locations to purchase the paper stars and help their local high school.

Claremont Jiffy Mart – E, 102 Elk Street, Claremont, N.H., 03743
South Burlington Jiffy Mart, 110 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, Vt., 05403
Jiffy Mart Bayside - 133 Blakely Road, Colchester, Vt., 05446
North Walpole Jiffy Mart - 708 Main, North Walpole,  N.H., 03609
Charlestown Jiffy Mart - 200 Main Street, Charlestown,  N.H., 03603
Chester Jiffy Mart – 145 Main Street, Chester,  Vt., 05143
Rolands Mini Mart - RTE 302, East Barre,  Vt., 05649
The six high schools that will benefit from the “Be A Star. Buy A Star.” fundraiser are Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H.; South Burlington High School in South Burlington, Vt.; Colchester High School in Colchester, Vt.; Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, N.H.; Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt.; and Spaulding High School in East Barre, Vt.

“We know that every senior wants to celebrate his or her graduation. With the help of Champlain Oil, we can give students a safe way to have fun with their friends and to mark this important occasion,” said Tracy Rouillard of Stevens High School Post-Grad Committee. “We know that this year’s event will be even more memorable for our students thanks to everyone at Champlain Oil for the donations collected to support this program.”

Founded in the 1940s, Champlain Oil Company is an innovative leader in the wholesale fuel and convenience store industries and has grown into one of the largest, independent gasoline, diesel and kerosene distributors in Vermont and New Hampshire. Champlain Oil works with the trucking fleet and individual independent dealers to help them structure a successful business model and insure their success. Champlain Oil currently owns 32 Jiffy Mart locations throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information, visit or

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Vermont and New Hampshire own and operate nearly 140 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit

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