Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tonight as some of us Brothers (okay maybe only me) prepare to enjoy the Midnight Release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn pt.1" my mind reflects back on that photo I obtained of Edward Cullen and his bottle of root beer. Not just any root beer mind you, that is a bottle of Stewart's. As the time has flown since my sweetheart and I enjoyed our 10th Wedding Anniversary on the very night of the Midnight Release of "New Moon" and I originally posted our rare photo of the vamp ( original post click here to see it "Edward Cullen Loves Root Beer!" ) I have gained new information about the vampire's love of root beer.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Jordan Fletcher, a Marine from Lafayette posted an unexpected request on the Dog N Suds facebook page saying: “Anyway I can pay for a few of those and get them sent out to me in Afghanistan? There are still people who haven’t tried this rootbeer and its Blasphemy!”
Within minutes, Fletcher’s comment was flooded with responses.The first person to donate was Mike Sticks Hicks with a donation of $15, sparking the catalyst for others to follow.
"From there it escalated into something we never expected," owner Dan Washington said.
In what became known as "Operation Freedom Foam," the restaurant started taking donations through a secure online site that could manage donations coming in from anywhere.
Shortly after, the root beer money began to grow with Jordan Fletcher himself giving one of the first online donations for $500.
“What that told us was that they needed more root beer than what we were thinking about," Washington said.
Having been used to only selling bottles from the drive-in, he made a call to his distributor to tell him about the special order.
"I explained to him what we were doing and he said, 'I'll tell you what, if you can find a way to get the root beer from Chicago to Lafayette, I will donate the root beer,'" Washington said.
That donation comes to a total of 54 cases of 20 ounce bottles.
"That's 1,296 bottles of root beer. He can share that with a lot of his buddies," Washington said.
Dog N Suds set a fundraising goal of $2,036 to pay Fletcher back for his $500 donation and to account for shipping.
A few days ago that's what happened.
They exceeded their goal and collected $2,474.
"We ban him from making any further donations," Washington said.
But they didn’t ban anyone else from donating.
"We will continue to ship root beer as long as there is money available to cover the cost," Washington said.
"And right now we're over our goal so we'll ship more root beer."