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Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield raises money for food pantry at Wienermobile appearance

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:19 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:51 p.m. CDT
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(Matthew Hendrickson - mhendrickson@shawmedia.com)
From left: Kira Conroy, 9, Patrick Cavanaugh, 10, Niamh Larson, 7 and Michael Conroy, 11, all of Brookfield, enjoy seeing the Weinermobile and getting a hot dog at Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield on Friday.
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Hotdoggers (drivers of the Wienermobile) Molly Segall, of Madison, Wisc., and Hannah Carlson, of Minneapolis, Minn., are recent college graduates selected to tour the the country in the Wienermobile for Oscar Mayer.
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Niamh Larson, 7, of Brookfield takes a bite out of a hot dog on Friday at Tischer Finer Foods in Brookfield on Friday.
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(Matthew Hendrickson - mhendrickson@shawmedia.com)
Hayden, 6, and Kyle Haas, 4, of North Riverside pose as hot dogs in front of the Wienermobile on Friday at Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield.
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(Matthew Hendrickson - mhendrickson@shawmedia.com)
Randy Harrison and his kids, Claire, 9, and Ben, 11, of Brookfield, show off their Wiener Whistles at an appearance of the Wienermobile at Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield on Friday.
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(Matthew Hendrickson - mhendrickson@shawmedia.com)
Abby, 4, and Jimmy Milas, 9, of Westchester pose in front of the Wienermobile on Friday at Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield.

BROOKFIELD – Do you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener? More than one approaching customer could be hear whistling or singing the famous theme song for Oscar Mayer's wieners on Friday in Brookfield.

Area shoppers of Tischler Finer Foods, 9118 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, got a chance to see the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at an appearance in the store's parking lot on Friday. Guests were also able to purchase hot dogs – two for $1 – from Tischler's in support of Sister Margaret's Local Food Pantry at St. Barbara's Parish in Brookfield.

Tischer Finer Foods owner Dennis Tischler said that when the opportunity to host the Wienermobile came up, he immediately thought about tying it into a fundraiser for Sister Margaret's Local Food Pantry, an organization the store supports regularly.

"We thought, how do we do something good with this?" Tischler said on Friday. "This community supports us ... we want to support [the community] as much as they do us."

The event definitely brought out the town as families enjoyed hot dogs from Tischler, posed for pictures in front of the Wienermobile and received Wiener Whistles from the Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers (recent college grads that tour the country in the Wienermobile).

All proceeds from the event, estimated at about $1,400 from the sale of hot dogs, chips and drinks, were donated to the food pantry.

Note to readers: Dennis Tischler provided us with updated fundraising totals April 3, which we've udpated in the story. 

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