CITGO and Francois Oil Company Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Oxford Travel Plaza

Local CITGO Marketer Thanks Loyal Customers With Giveaways and Refreshments
Dec 18, 2013 9:30 AM ET

OXFORD, Wis., Dec. 18, 2013 /3BL Media / -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer, Francois Oil Company, thanked more than 1,000 loyal customers in Oxford, Wis. on Nov. 23 in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Oxford Travel Plaza CITGO location. During the event, customers were hosted by local owners Clay and Lynda Courchaineand John and Colleen Marlewski for a day of fun activities, prize raffles and food and drink.

"We really wanted to show support to all of our local and most loyal customers," said Clay Courchaine. "We have at least 50 customers we see every single day and great customer loyalty from employees at many other local businesses who we wanted to acknowledge. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for 10 years of business and we're looking forward to the next 10 years of serving the greater Oxford community."

Throughout the day, customers entered hourly raffle drawings to win $25 CITGO Gift cards. Two grand prize winners were awarded 32" and 46" televisions as a sign of appreciation for their support. Customers also enjoyed free refreshments while engaging with the owners and other community members.

"We were excited to celebrate this milestone at the Oxford Travel Plaza and to focus our appreciation on loyal CITGO customers," said Steve Merry, wholesale manager at Francois Oil Company. "We were happy to invite our neighbors to celebrate ten years of business in the community. Giving back to the people who support locally owned businesses like ours is important to Francois Oil and we were delighted that so many were able to join us for the event."

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Wisconsin own and operate more than 250 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities, including Oxford. 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 deVenezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit