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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stops in town

POSTED: March 9, 2017 2:19 p.m.
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Little links and even the big dogs poked their faces through hotdog frames, proving that adults and the youngest of Richmond Hill enjoyed seeing the giant hotdog replica on wheels.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop at the Kroger on Exchange Street Thursday morning.

And it brought a crowd.

Ashley Bush said her two-and-a-half year old son, Liam, loves hotdogs. So, the two didn’t pass up the opportunity to see the dog, peel on a sticker, and blow the legendary Wiener whistle.

“And I’ve always wanted to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile since I was his age,” Bush said. “This is the first time I’ve ever seen it in person, so I’m probably more excited than he is.”

The California native is married to a U.S. Coast Guardsman, so the family is on the move a lot.

Like the choice between ketchup or mustard, spectators could stand in front of the 27-foot frankfurter as a silly hotdog or “just your bun-derful self,” quipped Hotdoggers Taylor Lennox and Kayla Kawalac.

Lennox, a Pennsylvania State University graduate, explained the Wienermobile travels to a variety of events and it is in a different city every week.

“We put about 500 miles a week on average, I would say,” Lennox said of the vehicle built on a GM truck chassis and powered by a 6-liter Chevy V8 Vortec engine.

There is no missing it on the road and Lennox described the response as always positive.

“So many honks, so many waves, and always a huge smile,” Lennox said.

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