Francois Oil Hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Francois Oil Hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration


BELLEVILLE, Wis. — CITGO Petroleum Corp. marketer Francois Oil Co. marked its 75th anniversary with a celebration of food and fun at the Belleville Community Park on Aug. 1.

The celebration featured the “World’s Largest Grill — The Big Taste Grill” sponsored by Johnsonville, as well as live music, games including a corn hole tournament, a car show, face painting, bounce houses and a dunk tank featuring members of the Francois family and staff members.

Local Miss Wisconsin pageant titleholders were also on hand to meet the public and sign autographs.

“It is such a thrill to be celebrating our 75th anniversary,” said Ed Francois. “We are proud to have been a part of the community throughout Wisconsin for so many years, and are grateful for our customers and partners, especially CITGO, as we could not have reached this milestone without their support. We’re looking forward to continuing to deliver quality services and products at our 13 locations throughout the area.”

Francois Oil also offered the chance for attendees to win a $75 CITGO gift card when downloading the Club CITGO mobile app.

Belleville-based Francois Oil Co. was founded 75 years ago by J.C. Francois. It now has 13 locations throughout southern Wisconsin.

Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. is a refiner, transporter and marketer of fuels, lubricants and other industrial products. It is owned by CITGO Holding Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.