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Kids and kids at heart got to see a larger-than-life link up close Tuesday in the parking lot at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, where the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made an unscheduled stop while on its way up north. Students from St. Mary School, teachers and parents made the short trip to the church parking lot to see the nearly 30-foot-long hot dog and bun. How did the wiener on wheels come to be in Dixon? Well, we all know a hot dog and burger are a great combo on the grill, and they were a great combo for local folks, too. The Wienermobile stop was a surprise birthday gift for Nathaniel Burger’s 11th birthday, thanks to his mom, Joanna Burger, a former “Hotdogger” who drove the vehicle along the East Coast back in 1995. She found out the speedy sausage was on its way to Wausau, Wisconsin, from the Quad Cities and she contacted the crew via a private Facebook page for Hotdogger alumni to see if they’d stop by, and they were only too happy to oblige. Want more info on the winermobile? Check out the fun facts in the photos below, or go to oscarmayer.com/wienermobile.
– Photos by Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org