Grand opening of Wawa store salutes local heroes.
February 21, 2013 by Mark
On Friday, February 15, the grand opening of Manalpan’s new Super Wawa store was held focusing on the continuing rebuilding efforts that have been done at the Jersey Shore as well as the community in general. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing were used to announce this grand opening and its goals to help the community.
The event was led by Jim Shortall, the Director of Store Operations for Wawa; and Rob Clifton, an assemblyman from the New Jersey General Assembly. Wawa executives, its store mascot Wally Goose, and other store associates acknowledged emergency responders, members who are important in the local community, and nearby food banks for the hard work they did in their recovery efforts in New Jersey after Sandy.
Wawa also plans to donate $2,500 to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County, as well as a truckload of hoagies to the ‘U Hungry Too’ organization, which is the largest relief effort of the Food Bank. Shortall said that Wawa is proud to use the grand opening as a way of showing the commitment of the store to the local community in New Jersey.
Also recognized for their service were the Manalapan Fire Company #1 and Manalapan Police departments for what they did for the community. The first responders held a contest for building hoagies that enabled them to donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice.
At the end of the event, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting took place at the new location, which features the new store design prototype for Wawa.