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Susser Oil and CITGO Team Up With West Briar Middle School to Support Literacy

West Briar Drill Team Works to Collect Books and Raise Funds

Published 01-20-12

Submitted by CITGO Petroleum Corporation

 /PRNewswire/ - Houston-based CITGO Marketer Susser Petroleum Company and CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently launched the West Briar Middle School Honey Bears "Be A Star. Buy A Star." fundraiser to benefit childhood literacy. From Saturday, Jan. 14, through Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Honey Bears will sell paper "Stars" for $1 at the Memorial CITGO station in Houston. All of the proceeds will go toward new books for children in need.

"It's amazing how a simple plan and hard work from students like the Honey Bears can make such a big difference in our community," said Ken Dixon of Susser Oil.  "When it comes to helping children have access to books, even a single dollar has an impact. Susser is honored to partner with CITGO in support of this cause."

The West Briar Middle School Honey Bears serve as role models by encouraging literacy and providing resources for children in need. Through their work, the drill team is fulfilling a commitment to give back. With the support of Susser, CITGO and the West Briar Middle School, the young women hope to raise more than $2,000 to help the HISD Elementary School library.

"Reading is such a vital part of any child's education. By putting more books in students' hands, children will have the opportunity to explore new worlds and expand their imaginations," said Cindy Henry, Principal at the West Briar Middle School. "Thanks to the help of Susser Oil and CITGO, the West Briar Honey Bears' 'Be A Star. Buy A Star.' fundraiser will have a meaningful, recognizable impact upon our community."

Throughout the "Be A Star. Buy A Star." campaign, people are invited to visit the Memorial CITGO Station, located at 14754 Memorial Drive in Houston, to purchase a paper "Star," designed by a member of the Honey Bear Drill Team.  For every star purchased, a dollar will go toward the improvement of the HISD school library.

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned stations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Texas own and operate more than 375 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

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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,700 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc. For more information, visit

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