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WAWA OPENS 500TH STORE

 WAWA OPENS 500TH STORE
 What: Wawa celebrates the grand opening of its 500th store
 with weekend-long festivities beginning with a ribbon-
 cutting ceremony officiated by Mantua officials and
 Wawa's President and Chief Executive Officer Richard
 Wood.
 The first Wawa was opened in Folsom, Pa., when Wawa
 first entered the convenience store field in 1964.
 When: Ribbon-cutting ceremony: Friday, June 26, 11 a.m.
 Festivities including live entertainment, special
 attractions and product/premium giveaways will last
 from Friday to Sunday, June 26-28 (complete schedule
 of events follows).
 Where: Wawa Food Market at Route 45 and Berkley Road in
 Mantua, N.J.
 Details:
 Wawa Food Markets is a privately owned chain of 500 convenience stores, headquartered in Delaware County, Pa. Wawa Food Markets can be found in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Connecticut.
 WAWA'S "500-FEST" WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 Friday, June 26
 -- Official ribbon cutting and grand opening: 11 a.m.
 -- Free 10 oz. coffee and Philadelphia Inquirer all day
 -- Free 12-packs of Pepsi with the first 500 purchases after 11 a.m.
 -- Wawa T-shirts with the first 500 purchases after 6 p.m.
 -- Eagle 106 live broadcast with Jo Jo Esposito
 -- See the Wawa Antique Milk Truck
 -- Enjoy the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile
 -- Test your speed and ability with the Fast Pitch machine
 -- Listen to the Mummers String Band
 Saturday, June 27
 -- Free coffee and Philadelphia Inquirer all day
 -- Free ice cream floats from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 -- Wawa Beach Towels with the first 500 purchases after 11 a.m.
 -- DJ entertainment all day
 Sunday, June 28
 -- Free coffee and Philadelphia Inquirer
 -- Free Tastykake pastry with the first 500 purchases after 11 a.m.
 CONTACT: Sheri Keiles of Earle Palmer Brown & Spiro, 215-851-9570, for Wawa.
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