Wawa will honor local “Community Day Brightener” at ribbon cutting

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A Grand Opening Ceremony and Dedication will be held Thursday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at the new Wawa at Rt. 309 and Passer Road in Upper Saucon Township. The company plans to recognize local heroes, including the Upper Saucon Township Police and Fire Department, as well as a “Community Day Brightener”, local residents will have a say in the selection.

For their first store opening of 2022, Wawa officials are pulling out all the stops as they prepare for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will mark the official opening of their new store on Rt. 309 in Upper Saucon Township. Thursday.

In a press release from Wawa on Friday, the company said it would recognize the Upper Saucon Police and Fire Department with monetary donations and their “Hoagies for Heroes” as part of the 9 a.m. festivities. But the recognition will not stop there.

“Each of Wawa’s grand openings this year will be part of its Day Brighteners 2022 tour, an opportunity to celebrate local associates, community members, organizations and heroes who are committed to brightening the days of others in the area. Wawa’s operating principles,” the statement mentioned. “As part of the tour, Wawa is asking the Upper Saucon Township community to nominate a Community Day Brightener – a person or organization that has a positive impact on the area – to be recognized as part of…(the) ceremony .”

Members of the public are invited to share their nominations for a local Community Day lightener on a form created by Wawa.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes will also be recognized, and the Wawa Goose, “Wally,” will be on hand to donate 100 “Goose Vibes Only” t-shirts at 8 a.m.

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Ahead of the grand opening, a number of Wawa company officials, the store’s new general manager, Megan Boehm, and Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors chairman Brian Farrell, will speak, according to the release. hurry.

The address of the new store is 6680 Rt. 309, Coopersburg, PA 18036. According to the press release, it “will provide customers with the latest Wawa innovations and access (to) their Wawa favorites in-store and via mobile ordering, curbside pickup, delivery and online catering as part of its commitment to Boundless Convenience.”

Wawa said in addition to the new store in Upper Saucon Township, it plans to open 53 additional stores in 2022, creating about 2,500 new jobs.