On Thursday, July 27, the locally owned Malone Dairy Queen participated in the national “Miracle Treat Day” that was slated to raise over 4 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
Together with the Malone Community, The Malone Dairy Queen raised over $2200 for the local Miracle Network Hospital, the Vermont Children’s Hospital.
“We do this every year to help save and improve the lives of children treated at the Vermont Children’s Hospital. These families need our support and together we can, and we did, make a difference,” said Maria Barnes, general manager of the Malone Dairy Queen.
Along with kids games, bounce houses, and a face painter, Dairy Queen held their annual “Blizzard Eating Relay” where teams of five each race to eat a small Oreo Blizzard and be the first to finish. Six teams competed this year, up 2 from last year.
Wearing matching Malone Central School green t-shirts, team “Savages” took home first place followed closely by the local Malone Police Department in second and the downtown Mountain Mart taking third.
“It’s a wonderful event. It’s for a great cause and it’s great to see the community get involved,” Barnes said after handing out the trophy and medals to the winners. “We’re hoping to continue this tradition and make it bigger each year.”
For additional information on Miracle Treat Day or Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit www.MiracleTreatDay.com.