GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The local owners and operators of the Gunter CITGO Station, located at 5900 N. Church St. in Greensboro, will help kick off the new school year by hosting their sixth annual "Back to School Carnival" on Aug. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The much-anticipated event will bring together local students, parents, teachers and businesses for an afternoon of fun and school spirit. This year's carnival will feature a visit by CITGO Fueling Good Ambassadors Adam and Diego, who will be stopping by to highlight the good works that Gunter CITGO is doing for the Greensboro community.

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"The 'Back to School Carnival' is one of our favorite events of the year because it is both a great way to encourage excitement about the new school year and help families prepare their students by providing back-to-school supplies," said Leslie Gunter, co-owner of the Gunter CITGO. "It is a pleasure for us to be able to bring the entire community together and do what we can to support our local students, teachers, staff, coaches and parents."

Each year, the Gunter CITGO station transforms into a fun-filled fairground that represents the community's wonderful school spirit. This year, the carnival will offer a range of activities including face-painting, a bouncy castle, games and more.

The CITGO Fueling Good Ambassadors will be providing students with back-to-school gift bags with school supplies, as well as $10 CITGO Gift Cards. Free pizza, refreshments and entertainment will be provided to students and teachers.

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 like Rentz-Eden Oil and Gunter CITGO own and operate nearly 500 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 Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit


SOURCE CITGO Petroleum Corporation