On Saturday, August 21, the Dr Pepper Museum hosted its 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer, a free day for visitors to the Dr Pepper Museum! We spent the summer gearing up for this free event with the help of our Marketing Associates, Alden and Allison and Interpretation Associate, Lauren. Allison worked on the PR for the event and got us some great advertising in the Waco Tribune-Herald. Alden spent a lot of time on the phone calling area businesses for support of the event. He got us coupons to use as prizes for our games and as free giveaways during the day. Lauren did some good work for us by researching carnival style games that we had in the courtyard for kids of all ages to play! Thanks for all your hard work, Allison, Alden, and Lauren!
The morning of Dog Days arrived and we all pitched in to get everything set up. Our volunteers arrived and things got rolling at 10 am! Our visitors were lined up at the gate eager to start their experience!
By the end of the day, nearly 2,000 people had walked through the doors of the museum. They had toured the Dr Pepper Museum and its highlight exhibit of the summer, Moneyville. They entered contests and won fabulous prizes. They played carnival games and won more fabulous prizes. They ate doughnuts thanks to Shipley’s and got a free candy bar thanks to Mars.
There was ice cream courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries, sausage from Chappell Hill Sausage, Dr Pepper thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple Group! Snow cones would not have been possible without Reddy Ice and Son Beverage Company! A special thanks also to Best Buy, Kohl’s, Insurors of Texas, Barrett Building, and Central National Bank for sponsoring the day! We also had lots of great volunteers from the Junior League and Best Buy who joined our equally fabulous Dr Pepper Museum Volunteer Corp! Thanks to all! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!