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MARIETTA, OHIO- Par Mar Stores in conjunction with the West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association raise over $21,000 with the generous support of their customers to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions.

Sandra Morgenstern, President of Par Mar Oil Company, said, “Through the generosity of our 2013 Make a Wish OMEGA presentationcustomers and dedication of our team members we were truly able to support this great cause one star at a time! The effort by all is truly amazing!  This is all about making a difference in a child’s life and we are very appreciative to our customers and employees.”

All the funds raised through the Make-A-Wish Foundation® campaign will go to the local Make-A-Wish chapter in the area where the funds were raised and will be used solely to grant children’s wishes.

Wish stars were sold for one dollar at all 52 Par Mar Stores locations.  This year’s campaign set a record for Par Mar Stores for not only having the highest individual location with the most funds raised but raising the most as a chain with the other chains participating with OMEGA in this fundraiser.

Leandra Hickman, Regional Manager for the Northern West Virginia Make-A-Wish® Foundation, said, “Make-A-Wish® opens up a world of possibilities for children with life-threatening medical conditions and asks them to dream the unimaginable. We then work to make the impossible come true – not just a nice experience for a day, two days or a week, but a life-changing experience that improves the quality of life for the child and his or her family. With OMEGA’s help, many more children in our region will have this opportunity.  We are very thankful for their participation.”