MIDDLETOWN – Wawa will honor a significant date in company history on Thursday, April 14. The day marks 58 years since the day Wawa opened its first convenience store in 1964. The company will mark the special occasion by offering customers a cup of its signature hot, chain-wide coffee all day.
April 14 also marks the anniversary of Wawa’s 2014 launch of the Wawa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization encompassing the majority of the company’s charitable giving.
To celebrate, Wawa will host a special event at its Boothwyn location, 2608 Chichester Ave., in addition to chain-wide festivities featuring new ways to honor customers, communities and charitable partners “who light up the daytime “. The entire Wawa Day celebration will be themed as ‘Day Brightening’, to spread positivity and capture the warmth and unique atmosphere the company has created over the years and throughout its area of operation.
Wawa’s celebration at the Boothwyn store will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wawa management, customers, associates, local leaders and local heroes will come together to toast the community, with a visit from Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens, Wawa Foundation Chairman , Jay Culotta, Wawa Mascot Wally Goose and other special guests. The Chichester High School Band will start warming up the crowd at 8am. as well as the recognition of loyal Wawa customers.
On Wawa Day, associates at all 960 stores will honor a customer as their store’s official “highlighter of the day” and present them with a gift box full of goodies to recognize the positivity they’ve spread in their communities.
The company will also donate a total of $1 million in gift cards to national and community partners of the Wawa Foundation, including the American Red Cross, Check-Out Hunger, Children’s Miracle Network, JDRF, LLS, Special Olympics, USO and Meals on Wheels, to help them continue to provide much-needed services to their communities. Each organization will receive approximately $100,000 in gift cards to support their fuel/food needs and family assistance programs. On April 14, representatives from organizations receiving gift cards will attend Wawa Day store events for official fundraising presentations and to share how gift cards will positively support the local community.
Since its inception, the Wawa Foundation has donated over $120 million to causes supporting health, hunger and everyday heroes.
For more information about Wawa and the Wawa Foundation, visit http://wawa.com.
Spring Carnival is coming to Broomall Fire Co. this month
The Broomall Fire Co. will be sponsoring the Majestic Midways Carnival, Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, and again the following weekend, April 29 through May 1. The event will take place on the grounds of Broomall Fire Co., Malin Route and West Chester Pike, Broomall.
The carnival will take place on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 3pm-11pm on Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the various rides, face painting and escape rooms will be on site, both for the benefit of the fire company.
For more information, visit https://broomallfirecompany.com.
Documentary and panel discussion “Kensington In Crisis” scheduled for May 5
“Kensington In Crisis,” an award-winning documentary film about the opioid crisis in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Ave., Radnor.
The documentary, created by filmmakers John Ricciutti and Jill Frenchie, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer; Pa. State Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, author of the Kratom Consumer Protection Act; the Honorable Frank Hazel, retired senior judge, Pennsylvania Court of Appeals; Rev. Dr. Manuel Howard, St. John AME Church, Wayne; Steve Wicke, CEO of Recovery Center of America, Devon; and Radnor Police Department.
The public is invited, but due to the graphic subject matter, members of the public must be at least 18 years old. The event is free.
Vinyl Revival at Lansdowne announces celebration of Record Store Day
Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, will celebrate the return of a “traditional” Record Store Day (RSD), the international day to celebrate independent record store culture, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. noon Saturday April 23.
Vinyl Revival will stock titles that are Record Store Day exclusives, titles released physically only at independent record stores; Early RSD titles, titles found first in independent record stores but may release to other retailers or websites at some point; and small titles/regional titles, regional titles and sold in specific stores, or print runs of less than 1,000 copies.
For a full list of Record Store Day 2022 titles, visit recordstoreday.com. After reducing Record Store Days in recent years, Vinyl Revival will once again celebrate the annual event with its customers. Shoppers can listen to music by DJ Joe Foley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free Record Store Day promotional materials with a $50 purchase while supplies last, and light refreshments and beverages free.
Plus, everyone who makes a purchase will receive a 20% coupon on a next purchase. For more information or to sign up for the Vinyl Revival e-newsletter, visit http://vinylrevivalrecords.com.
Celebrate Spring at the 26th Annual Penn State Extension Gardening School
Gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise, from beginner to aficionado, are invited to the 26th Annual Home Gardening School hosted by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Delaware County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Smedley Park, 20 Papermill Road, Nether Providence.
This year’s program includes talks from local horticultural experts on topics such as promoting healthy trees in yards, new perennials for 2022 and plant enhancement. The event includes container gardening workshops, a master gardener-guided walk through Smedley Park, a plant sale, silent auction, children’s gardening workshop and tree planting demonstration. Participants on the guided walk will see and learn about the mini gardens that flourish around Smedley Park, including the Gift Garden, Terrace Garden, Demonstration Garden, Pollinator Garden and Old Glory Garden honoring veterans and featuring red, white and blue flowers and decorative rocks.
Lectures presented at the 26th Annual School of Home Gardeners include new perennials, edible plants, promoting the longevity of your trees, and gardening exercises with a registration fee of $10 per lecture. The workshops offered are working with trees, gardening for pollinators and shade gardens with a registration fee of $5 to $30. Review the day’s class and event schedule and register at https://extension.psu.edu/home-gardeners-school or call 877-345-0691. The number of places is limited and the registration deadline is April 29. For participants wishing to order lunch, the deadline is April 16.
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