Wawa Hoagie Day 2018 Hits Independence Mall

The Wawa Welcome America Festival got started with a day of free food and fun at Independence Mall. Check out the scenes of Wawa Hoagie Day below.

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Firefighters and police went toe-to-toe once again in a race to build hoagies Thursday. Wawa Hoagie Day kicks off Wawa Welcome America on Independence Mall.
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As the clock started, teams of first responders began to put together sandwiches one by one.
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Ingredients began to fly as the competition got heated. Philadelphia Police hoped to end the Philadelphia Fire Department's multi-year run as champions.
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After a wild three minutes, the Police Department took home the trophy as the winners.
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Wawa employees prepared for the crowd by making sandwiches early Thursday morning.
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The annual Wawa Hoagie Day celebration kicked off at noon. Service men and women gathered to celebrate the festival while Wawa employees continued to unload free hoagies.
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The USO Show Troupe made a special appearance to provide Independence Day themed music for the event.
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The National Constitution Center provided holiday-themed mascots to help entertain the crowd.
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People lined up along the Wawa tents throughout the event to get free sandwiches.
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Families of all ages gathered at the event for free food and entertainment.
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Wawa employees from throughout the company spent the day outside, giving back to the community.
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Families got to enjoy their favorite foot-long hoagies to kick off the first day of the 2018 Wawa Welcome America Festival.
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