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2014-09-24 12:23:26

More than 120 Kindergarten and First-Grade Students Receive Free Books and Read-Aloud Sessions LOCKPORT, Ill., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, CITGO Lemont Refinery employees and Jennifer Frances, founder of Bess the Book Bus, delivered more than 120 free books to children at Fairmont and Taft grade schools. During the visits, Frances and CITGO Lemont Refinery Government and Public Affairs Manager Pete Colarelli read to kindergarten and first-grade students and the...

2014-06-09 12:23:04

National Mobile Literacy Program Provides Free Books to Children in the Community WESTON, Wis., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its national tour, mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus stopped at the Callon Quik Mart CITGO station on May 10, delivering free books and helping promote childhood literacy by reading aloud to pre-K and kindergarten students in Weston. More than 1,000 free books were given to the children who participated in the event....

2011-08-11 07:30:00

BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Maine based fuel supplier Dysarts Service are proud to support Tampa-based mobile literacy outreach, and past Fueling Good winner, Bess the Book Bus with a sponsorship of its "2011 Success in Sight Tour." Bess the Book Bus will visit more than 44 states through the end of 2011 with a goal of reaching more than 20,000 underserved families and donating 100,000 new books to inspire young minds through the adventures...

2011-05-04 10:35:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical is pleased to announce today the launch of Bess the Book Bus' 2011 "Success is in Sight Tour," which will bring free books, eyecare and eyewear to children in need at schools, shelters and after-school programs across the country. With help from Transitions in 2010, Bess the Book Bus founder Jennifer Frances drove Bess around the country distributing more than 65,000 books to more than 10,000 underprivileged children in...

2011-04-28 09:40:00

HOUSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation is proud to continue its support of Tampa-based mobile literacy outreach, and past Fueling Good winner, Bess the Book Bus with a sponsorship of its "2011 Success in Sight Tour." Bess the Book Bus will visit more than 44 states through the end of 2011 with a goal of reaching more than 20,000 underserved families and donating 100,000 new books to inspire young minds through the adventures that reading can bring. (Logo:...

2011-03-10 07:00:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to impact the local community, Transitions Optical, along with partner VSP® Vision Care, mobile literacy outreach initiative "Bess the Book Bus" and health education organization More Health will visit Ridgecrest Elementary in Largo, Fla. today, March 10, and tomorrow, March 11, to provide nearly 100 students with free, comprehensive eye exams and prescription eyewear fitted with...

2005-09-15 02:08:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A grieving Roger Clemens turned in a gritty performance Wednesday in leading the Houston Astros to a clutch 10-2 victory over the Florida Marlins at Minute Maid Park, just hours after his mother had passed away. Earlier in the day Clemens had learned that his 75-year-old mother Bess had died of complications from emphysema but the seven-time Cy Young award winner insisted on pitching as a tribute. Despite playing with what he said would be a "heavy heart,"...

2005-09-15 01:34:02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A grieving Roger Clemens turned in a gritty performance Wednesday in leading the Houston Astros to a clutch 10-2 victory over the Florida Marlins at Minute Maid Park, just hours after his mother had passed away. Earlier in the day Clemens had learned that his 75-year-old mother Bess had died of complications from emphysema but the seven-time Cy Young award winner insisted on pitching as a tribute. Despite playing with what he said would be a "heavy heart,"...


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