The day was a festive and rewarding one on Thursday, July 27, 2023, with $38,323 raised for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Treat Day at the Glennville Dairy Queen. Owner Zuber Malek was ecstatic in his thanks to the community response and the generosity of the citizens.
"Our goal was $20,023, so this is around 90 percent over our goal, so we are pleased. This community is amazing," said Malek.
One of the highlights of the day is the noon Blizzard auction, which brought a whopping $2000 from Armstrong's Cricket Farm, with Kelly Claxton doing the bidding for the cricket company. Terry Woods did the honors as auctioneer.
"Paige Ewing and Jessica Curan, daughters of the late Jeff Armstrong, are certainly carrying forward with their father's support of this annual fundraising event. Jeff was an active supporter of CMN Treat Day as well as so many community events and projects, and his family and company have continued to support this special day," Malek said.
Another auction item was a gym membership to Anytime Fitness-Glennville, which brought $350 ($600 value) from Cindy Robles, who utilizes the gym already.
Chris Roessler, with his bid of $160 ($350 value) will be enjoying a delicious 10-inch ice cream cake for the next year, with a celebration for someone each month.
Debi Crow will be enjoying a delicious large specialty pizza each month for the next year from Marco's Pizza in Glennville with her bid of $125.
The team spirit was enhanced throughout the day by volunteers, including those from several civic clubs, including the Glennville Rotary Club, Glennville Lions Club, Glennville Faith Riders, Promise of Hope-Tattnall, Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce, and Glennville Chamber of Commerce.
"We certainly appreciate our Miracle Treat Day Sponsors, who are faithful in supporting us," Malek said.
These include Platinum level ($1000)-Tattnall Trio; Gold ($500)-GB Bank Group and State Farm Insurance-Caughey Hearn; Silver ($300)-Captain D's (Glennville); and Bronze ($100)-Terry and Pam Waters.
Several individuals and businesses also bought Blizzard coupons in amounts of $100 or more, and these are appreciated as well.
Contributing to the amount raised was the sale of paper balloons for $1 each, which also included two coupons, one for a $1 off any size Blizzard and the other $1 off a Signature Stack Burger. The Blizzard Run held on July 22 also added $5077 to the total raised and served as a fun and healthy way to start the day.
"I would like to thank everyone for supporting a great cause by donating, volunteering, and purchasing Blizzards. I'm blessed to a part of a caring and generous community. Thank you to our media partners, Chambers, and civic groups who supported us, too," Malek said, with The Journal Sentinel and WTOC also covering the Miracle Treat Day prior to the event and on July 27. Even David Trego, DQ Business Consultant, visited the Glennville DQ this past Thursday during the day.