CHANTILLY, Va. — Wawa Inc. recently celebrated grand openings for three new c-stores in Virginia, according to a press release on CSPnet.com.

The events, which occurred on Dec. 18, were in Chantilly, Hampton and Suffolk.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this tremendous milestone in our Virginia expansion as we spread our wings to serve more customers and communities and fulfill more lives each day,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO, in the story. “Opening our first Fairfax County location and new stores in Suffolk and Hampton is a significant step toward furthering our ability to invest in Virginia by building new stores and creating more jobs. We are honored and excited to be able to open three stores on the same day, and we welcome our new neighbors three times over.”

Attending each event, which included a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and charitable Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building competition benefiting local charities, were representatives from the Special Olympics, regional police and firefighters, Wawa officials and associates, customers and Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose.

In addition to the three grand openings, noted the release, the Wawa Foundation announced a donation of $30,000 to the Special Olympics, honoring Wawa’s long-standing partnership with the Special Olympics and the organization’s importance as a national and regional partner.

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