RACINE, Wis., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Wisconsin Marketers Lakeside Oil, Garrow Oil, Open Pantry and Prairie State Energy sponsored the annual Greater Racine Fourth Fest fireworks that lit up the night sky all along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The celebration capped off an exciting day of Fourth Fest events, including one of the Midwest's largest and most colorful Independence Day parades.

"We know what an important tradition Fourth Fest is every year in Racine. We are proud to be part of these festivities and give back to the community that supports our business every day," said Jack Sobczak, director of sales and marketing at Lakeside Oil. "We couldn't be happier to sponsor the fireworks that truly make the event sparkle."

The fireworks ended a full day of Fourth Fest events in Greater Racine. Every year, Fourth Fest draws approximately 100,000 spectators from the Racine community and its surrounding areas. After the daytime celebrations, families and friends watched the 40-minute fireworks exhibition starting at dusk.

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Wisconsin own and operate more than 300 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities, including Greater Racine. 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 Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.