End of an era for Dublin Dr Pepper

DUBLIN, Texas -- The failed effort to save Dublin Dr Pepper was about more than protecting a local business.

It was about preserving a 120 history that puts this town on the map. And today around here it just feels like a death in the family.

This year, these students at Dublin High dedicated themselves to a community campaign to save Dublin Dr Pepper. They were hoping for a last minute miracle.

But Wednesday night, when the sign came down off the bottling company, they knew they had lost. And it was more than a soda recipe.

Life isn't fair and there aren't Cinderella stories, said Jasmine McMillan, Dublin High School student. At least not in Dublin, Texas.

Jennifer Miller is teaching her kids to make positive changes in the world, which means not to boycott Dr Pepper Snapple. But it's still okay to feel bad.

I really believed in what we were doing, said Miller. And I love these kids.

Kids smart enough to observe what's happening. And never forget it.

I feel like they kinda took something that was part of our home, said Erica Flores, Dublin High School.

Brisk business at the plant today with lines out the door since the doors opened this morning. People came from far away for the last 10 oz.

E-mail dschechter@wfaa.com


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