SOMERSET, NJ - Local police and fire officials will compete in "Hoagies for Heroes" competition during the grand opening of Wawa's newest location at 607 Somerset Street this Friday.  

"We are just thrilled Wawa is opening in fire district three and are thrilled and thankful they are letting us choose our charity to donate to," Assistant Chief of Community Volunteer Fire Rescue Station 25, Vincent Inzano said. "We picked the Franklin Food Bank for our charity, considering they do so much for our community." 

Five participants from each team will compete in a hoagie building contest, and the winning team will take home a trophy, but both teams will win $1,000 to donate to their charity of choice. The team who builds the most hoagies in three minutes wins. 

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"We will be fielding a team of five officers to participate in the hoagie building contest and our charity of choice is also the Franklin Food Bank," Lt. Phil Rizzo said. 

The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will start at 10 a.m. and the contest will start at 10:40 a.m. Free coffee will be offered to customers for the first 10 days the store will be open.

Each Wawa store opening generates 60 to 75 new jobs for the local communities it serves.  

TAPinto Franklin Township is independently owned and operated by  Malik A. Lyons FHS Class of 93’ Graduate. 

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