By Susan Shinn
Good music and good food will be hallmarks of the third-annual Pops at the Post.
The event’s original vendors ó Chick-Fil-A, Domino’s, Marlow’s and the Carriage Room ó will be joined this year by Hap’s Hotdogs.
The menu has been expanded to provide concert-goers with even more food options, according to Audrey Eudy, a Post account executive.
Hap’s Hotdogs will be serving chips, cookies and soft drinks in addition to hotdogs.
Chick-Fil-A will offer its original chicken sandwich, brownies, chips, water and lemonade.
Domino’s will serve pizza by the slice as well as whole pizzas in cheese or pepperoni, along with soft drinks.
Marlow’s will offer half-barbecued chicken, grilled corn on the cob and barbecue sandwiches.
The Carriage Room will serve barbecued chicken, hotdogs, snacks, chips, soft drinks and water.
All vendors will be set up this year in the back of the Post parking lot, near the Wrenn House.
While not a vendor, the Wrenn House will be part of the Pops evening, featuring a beer and wine garden. All alcohol must be consumed in this area only, Eudy says. Police officers will be patrolling the crowd to offer assistance where needed.
The Wrenn House will also be selling individually wrapped desserts.
Once again this year, Cheerwine will be given away.
“I mean, we just give away tons of it,” Eudy says.
Cheerwine gives $2,500 in Cheerwine and Diet Cheerwine.
“We’ve never run out of Cheerwine,” Eudy says.
Donations received at the Cheerwine trailer went to Pops at the Post. Last year, almost $300 was raised. This year, donations will go to the Post’s Newspapers in Education program.
Eudy and Karen Heilig, another account executive, will serve Cheerwine for the third year in a row.
The first year, Eudy says, the duo learned not to wear white T-shirts.
“Or white socks or white shoes,” she says with a smile. “We came out covered in Cheerwine, but we had a blast. We’re definitely busy in there, but we just love it.”
It’s also an opportunity for Eudy and Heilig to remind concert-goers, “We’ll see you next year!”
Contact Susan Shinn at 704-797-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Susan Shinn