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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Joseph Kaczmarek
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.
Joseph Kaczmarek
As the clock started, teams of first responders began to put together sandwiches one by one.
Joseph Kaczmarek
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.
Joseph Kaczmarek
Wawa employees prepared for the crowd by making sandwiches early Thursday morning.
Joseph Kaczmarek
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.
Joseph Kaczmarek
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.
Joseph Kaczmarek
Families of all ages gathered at the event for free food and entertainment.
Joseph Kaczmarek
Wawa employees from throughout the company spent the day outside, giving back to the community.
Joseph Kaczmarek
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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