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VERNORS REUNITES DETROIT FAMILY AT BELLE ISLE REUNION, GOSPEL SINGER MARVIN WINANS TO APPEAR

 DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Vernors Inc. and WJLB-FM will bring more than 75 members of a Detroit-based family together, some for the first time in 10 years, at the Vernors/WJLB-FM Family Reunion. The reunion, which will be held on Belle Isle near the Administration Building on Saturday, Aug. 21, from noon-3 p.m., will also include appearances from nationally recognized gospel singer Marvin Winans, as well as WJLB's morning man, Mason.
 On Saturday, Detroit resident Catherine Castle will be reunited with her sister, for the first time in 10 years, who is flying in from California. Seven other family members will also be flown in for the reunion. Castle won the Vernors/WJLB-FM Family Reunion Sweepstakes by filling out an entry form at Supervalue, one of the many independent Detroit grocery stores which participated in the promotion.
 "We're proud of our role in bringing the Castle family together," said Paul St. Germain, vice president of Advertising for A & W Brands. "We look forward to supporting future Detroit-based programs which benefit the local community and its residents."
 Vernors is donating all the food, beverages, and two rental cars for the Castle family reunion. American Airlines provided eight airline tickets for family members, and the Plaza Hotel in Southfield provided lodging for four nights.
 Vernors and diet Vernors enjoy distribution in 30 states and parts of Canada. The brand maintains a strong and loyal following in its original heartland, Michigan.
 Vernors Inc. is a subsidiary of A & W Brands, Inc. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., A & W Brands markets soft drinks in six flavor categories. The concentrate manufacturing plant and sales office for Vernors is located in the Detroit area. Vernors is bottled by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Michigan.
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 /CONTACT: Pat Simpson, 313-827-8338, or Denise Bateman, 313-827-8330, both of W.B. Doner, for Vernors Inc./


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