WaWa Grand Opening 4.19.18
On April 19, 2018, the new WaWa store and gas station at Loch Raven Commons, 1300 E. Joppa Rd. had a grand opening celebration. As part of the celebration, WaWa staged an event called ‘ Hoagies For Heroes’ where two teams competed to make the most hoagies in two minutes. In photo beloe, you see Precinct 6 Police team including: Sgt. Fink and Officers Doucett, Hoer, Sherfey and Farkas. The other team consisted of employees of DCD, a local maker of lacrosse sticks. DCD substituted for Balto. County Fire Dept. in this contest. The DCD team managed to make the most hoagies and won a trophy.
For participating, WaWa management agreed to donate $2000 to the Precinct 6 Police charity of choice which is the Towson – Precinct 6 Police and Community Relations Council.
This photo shows both teams, WaWa management and the WaWa mascot goose character.
A giant facsimile check was presented for a photo op. (photo shows check with Wesley Wood, Towson PCRC Director at right) and Captain Jan Brown next to the Mascot.
Here is some history on the WaWa business. WaWa is a Native American word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley. The original dairy farm that was the start of the business over a hundred years ago was built on land located in a rural section of Pennsylvania called WaWa which is where the corporate headquarters remains today. The Canada goose in flight is on the WaWa corporate logo.
Comments by Wesley Wood, Director, Precinct 6 Police and Community Relations Council
Some of the photos are from Officer Amanda Halley, Precinct 6 and some from Wesley Wood.