TALBOTT, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 23, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Retailer Ziptron Energy Inc. celebrated the grand opening of the Carroll Grocery CITGO in Talbott, Tenn. alongside Miss Tennessee, Hayley Lewis.
"We are excited to open our doors to the customers in Talbott," said Tim Howard, business development and operations manager at Ziptron Energy Inc. "We seize any opportunity to give back to the communities where we own and operate our stores and were happy to reward our new and loyal customers with fun giveaways and free beverages. We were able to host such a successful event with the strong support of CITGO and Miss Tennessee."
The event was held at the new Carroll Grocery at 6822 West Andrew Johnson Hwy. To celebrate, the company offered free fountain drinks, special pricing on food and several giveaways, including $25 CITGO Gift Cards, golf umbrellas and party tents. As part of the event, Miss Tennessee stopped at the Morristown-Hamblen Public Library on behalf of Carroll Grocery to read with the children in the community. In addition, she visited the new location in the afternoon to meet and greet the more than 300 customers who attended the event.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of nearly 6,000 locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Tennessee, including Ziptron Energy Inc., own and operate more than 150 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.
Based in Houston, CITGO 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.