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23-year-old reward earns man a frosty reception

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap

Damian Reyes prepares to tuck into a free hamburger and junior frosty. He earned the Wendy's fare while a third-grader at Oak View Elementary School.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Damian Reyes received a Computer Lab Achievement Award from the now-defunct Oak View Elementary School Sept. 22, 1993. The award consisted of a Wendy's gift certificate that entitled Reyes to one free hamburger and one junior frosty.

The 30-year-old Reyes redeemed the award Friday after discovering the gift certificate while preparing for a move.

“It's from 1993,” said one Wendy's employee when presented with the certificate. After Reyes pointed out it had no expiration date, he was given his hamburger and frosty.

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