Friday Afternoon Club: A&W Turns the Big 5-0

Buck’s A&W will hold a 50th anniversary celebration from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The restaurant, founded in 1959 by the late Buck Gehring with his wife Glennys, was originally located across from the bowling alley. In 1978, the Buck’s moved to its current location across the street from South Kitsap High School.

The restaurant faced closure late last year as a result of legal debts related to a lawsuit (see link above), but an 11th hour settlement allowed it to remain open. “We’re having this birthday celebration to thank the community for supporting us,” said Lauren Gehring, Glennys’ granddaughter.

The event will feature door prizes and drawings.

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