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Bess the Book Bus and CITGO Deliver Books to Southwest Louisiana Children

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May 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation and mobile literacy program, Bess the Book Bus, delivered books to young students in Southwest Louisiana at J.D. Clifton Head Start, Vincent Settlement, College Oaks, Kaufman and Brentwood Elementary schools. The pre-k through first-grade students took a break from the classroom to visit with Bess the Book Bus and take home their very own books to read with their families.

CITGO Fuels Literacy With Thousands of Children During National ‘Read for the Record®’ Campaign

Day-long national celebration includes visits to more than 25 elementary schools across 12 states
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HOUSTON, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record® campaign, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is participating in a day-long celebration across 12 states on October 19 to spread the joy of reading and help achieve a new reading record.

CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Deliver the Joy of Reading to Southwest Louisiana Children for Sixth Consecutive Year

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SULPHUR, La., March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This February, mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus brought the joy of reading to young students throughout Southwest Louisiana, with the help of CITGO Petroleum Corporation. CITGO Lake Charles Refinery employees assisted in the distribution of free books to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students, as well as to other young residents of the area, as part of Bess the Book Bus’ nationwide tour this year.

CITGO Helps Bring Mobile Literacy Program Bess the Book Bus to Corpus Christi Area for National Reading Month School Visits

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas. – March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ In celebration of National Reading Month, CITGO partnered with mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus to give out free books to hundreds of Corpus Christi children this February.

CITGO Lemont Refinery and Bess the Book Bus Promote Literacy in Local Schools

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LEMONT, Ill., October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – During the month of September, Bess the Book Bus, Inc., sponsored by the CITGO Lemont Refinery, visited local students at the Bernard Ward Elementary School in Bolingbrook and the Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville to spread the joy of reading. During the visits, Bess the Book Bus founder Jennifer Frances read books to students who then visited the bus to pick out a free book to take home. Approximately 391 books were distributed. 

CITGO Fuels a Love of Reading in Partnership with Bess the Book Bus for 2016 Multi-City Tour

Mobile literacy program visited seven schools in the Houston area to kick off tour
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HOUSTON, May 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation is proudly continuing its partnership with Bess the Book Bus as the mobile literacy program embarks on another annual, multi-city tour, traveling to more than 25 schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas throughout the month of May.

CITGO Tampa Terminal Joins The Miguel Show's Book Adventures Program to Fuel a Love of Reading in Tampa Schools

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TAMPA, Fla. – March 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Hundreds of elementary school students in the Tampa, Fla. area are benefitting this school year from The Miguel Show’s Book Adventures program, sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation’s Tampa Terminal. From March through May, local radio station Hot 101.5 FM morning show hosts Miguel and Holly are visiting five local public schools to conduct read-alouds and activities with the students, while long-time CITGO partner Bess the Book Bus provides the students with brand new, free books.

CITGO Fuels Mobile Literacy Program ‘Bess the Book Bus’ National Tour

2015 tour continues with stops throughout Northern and Eastern United States
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HOUSTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Continuing efforts to bring free books and a love of reading to children in underserved communities, CITGO Petroleum Corporation joined mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus in kicking off the next leg of its 2015 national tour on August 24 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since January, Bess the Book Bus has distributed more than 29,000 free books to 21,000 children – and is well on the way to reaching its goal of distributing 100,000 books to 25,000 children across more than 30 states this year alone.  

CITGO Fuels Programs Supporting Children’s Literacy, Exercise and Nutrition in Nashville

Miss Tennessee Hayley Lewis joins CITGO to show support for local good works programs
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NASHVILLE, June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation demonstrated its dedication to Nashville area children in May with visits to several local charities and schools. With help from Miss Tennessee Hayley Lewis, CITGO showed its support for the Whole Life Market and Backpack Program, the Central Tennessee Soccer League and two area elementary schools. 

Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil Company to Host Bess the Book Bus Free Book Giveaway at Mead Public Library on Tuesday

Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson on hand for the event
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis., May 5, 2015  /3BL Media/ – Sheboygan area children can pick out a free book on Tuesday, May 5 when Bess the Book Bus makes a stop at the Mead Public Library from 2:30PM-4:30PM, courtesy of CITGO and Quality State Oil Company. Miss Wisconsin, Raeanna Johnson, will also be on hand to help distribute books and meet with children who will all receive a refillable beverage cup (while supplies last) that can be used at any of the area Quality State Q Mart locations.  


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