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A&W celebrates national root beer float day

WAUSAU, Wis (WAOW) — Tuesday is National Root Beer Float day and A&W restaurants are celebrating.

From 2-8 p.m. the restaurant offered free root beer floats. They collected voluntary donations that go to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

The owners of the restaurant in Wausau are matching the amount raised and donating that money to the Northwoods Veterans Post, located in Merrill.

“The owner’s because Gary’s father served tail-end World War II, Korean and in the beginning of the Vietnam conflict and he has a heart for veterans. He has matched locally the money raised; last year it was $457,”  said Christine Vorpagel, the marketing director for the A&W in Wausau.

The location in Wausau is hoping to raise $500 this year.

Ben Zitouni

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