Friday, August 10, 2007

It's the Friendly Pepper-Upper

Dr Pepper Museum awaits millionth guest | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Southwest: "Based on its visitor count, the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco expects that its millionth guest will walk through its doors on Friday, Aug. 17.

The lucky visitor will enjoy a cake, officially licensed Dr Pepper gifts and a life membership. In addition, the newly famous guest will be entitled to a free fountain Dr Pepper at each future visit.

'The 1 millionth visitor symbolically represents the success of an institution that was founded to preserve the history of the soft drink industry and inform schoolchildren of the importance of America's free enterprise system,” Executive Director Jack N. McKinney said in a statement. “The founders and supporters of this museum have worked for many years to make this building into a cultural icon for Waco.'

Opened in May 1991, the museum is housed in a 100-year-old building that was the bottling plant for the soft drink for more than 60 years. For more about the museum, go to www.drpeppermuseum.com."

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