The day was bright and sunny for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Treat Day on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Glennville DQ, not only the weather but in the amount raised. A whopping $42,022 more than doubling the goal of $20,022!
"We are overjoyed with the response. This community is simply amazing, and your hearts are so compassionate, and especially when it comes to children and their medical needs, " Zuber Malek, owner of Glennville (and Reidsville) Dairy Queen Restaurants, said.
Funds raised are given to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
One of the highlights of the day is the noon Blizzard auction, which brought a fantastic amount of $1,500, thanks to Armstrong's Cricket Farm's high bid.
"Paige Ewing and Jessica Curan, daughters of the late Jeff Armstrong, are certainly carrying forward with their father's support of this annual event. Jeff was an active supporter of CMN Treat Day as well as so many community events and projects, and his family has continued to support this special day," Malek said.
Another auction was of a 10" Blizzard ice cream cake, one a month for a year, which was won by Shawnda White, for $125. Her daughter, Peighton White, reigning 2022 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion, assisted during the day at the DQ.
Other auctions included $175 from Marco's Pizza of a large specialty pizza, one a month for a year, with Jim Wimmer the high bidder; and a year Anytime Fitness-Glennville gym membership was won by Cindy Robles for $200.
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)-Glennville Bank and Strickland’s Pharmacy; Silver ($300)-Blossom, Glennville Chamber of Commerce, Glennville Rotary Cub, Daybreak Insulation, South Georgia Bank, Fries Farms, and Kenny Watson's Collision Center; and Bronze ($100)-J Greg Parker Insurance.
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 23 also added $3100 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, WTOC, and WJCL also covered the MiracleTreat Day prior to the event and on July 28. Even David Trego, DQ Business Consultant, visited the Glennville DQ this past Thursday during the event.