CITGO, KRIST OIL SUPPORT PETER WHITE LIBRARY FAMILY READING TIME
Oct 20, 2011
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Oct. 20 , 2011 – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Krist Oil Company are fueling literacy this fall by supporting the Marquette, Mich.-based Peter White Public Library’s PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, a program aimed at at-risk families whose children are having difficulty learning to read. While CITGO donated $250 in CITGO Gift Cards to offset travel costs for participating families, local Marketer Krist Oil donated an additional $250 to purchase new books and other library resources.
""We are inspired by the efforts of the Peter White Public Library to promote families reading and exploring books together,"" said Daniel Cortez, vice president government and public affairs at CITGO. ""Access to books is vital to a child’s development and can boost classroom performance and encourage a vivid imagination. We are honored to support the Peter White Public Library and provide these gift cards so that families can attend this wonderful event and share the magic of a great book.""
The PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program is a unique opportunity for reading, discussion and storytelling for children aged six to 12 and their parents. Each week, a professional storyteller will read award-winning, age-appropriate literature to children and their families and engage them in discussions about themes and issues that impact their lives. The program encourages families to read and discuss books together and teaches parents how to foster a home environment supportive of their children and their reading development. In addition, PRIME TIME will include a nutritious lunch, door prizes, library cards for each family and, with the help of CITGO, transportation to and from the event for those in need.
""We are extremely grateful to CITGO and Krist Oil for their support of the Peter White Public Library and the PRIME TIME program,"" said Lynette Suckow, PRIME TIME coordinator at the Peter White Public Library. ""It is great to know that the importance of literacy and families reading together is not lost on our friends and neighbors here in Michigan. The contributions by CITGO and Krist Oil will enable more families to join us and will go a long way to improving education and opportunities for children across our community.""
Local families interested in participating in the PRIME TIME program can call the Peter White Public Library at 906-226-4318 or go to www.pwpl.info for more information and details on how to secure transportation to the events. Six PRIME TIME sessions will be held at the library from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29. Please call the library to register.
Krist Oil Company is a fourth-generation family owned and operated corporation with 67 service stations across the upper peninsula of Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. For more information on Krist Oil Company, visit www.kristoil.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 Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.CITGO.com."