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FLORA DQ MIRACLE TREAT DAY A HUGE SUCCESS

(08/07/18)rp

The Flora Dairy Queen set a new record during last Thursdays Miracle Treat Day by selling 4303 Blizzards.

The DQ raised $4303 during their 13th Annual DQ Miracle Treat Day to support the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. On Miracle Treat Day the restaurant donated $1 from every Blizzard Treat sold to Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.

Once again, the Flora Dairy Queen extended the fundraiser to the local level in support of a local child and they donated $2 for every small, medium and large blizzard and $1 for every mini blizzard sold that day. This year they donated $8012 to the family of 8-year-old Ivy Vaughn who is the daughter of Jimmie and Wendy Vaughn of Flora. Ivy was seriously injured in an accident that sadly claimed the life of her father, Jimmie.

We were able to raise this amount, because of our customers tremendous generosity, stated Melissa Billingsley, owner of the Flora Dairy Queen."Every year this event gets bigger and this year we had a huge, record breaking day!It's always our busiest day of the year. And despite the long lines, people were very kind and understanding. All of our employees worked that day and we are so proud of all of them and their hard work. Despite frozen fingers and tired feet, they were excited to be part of Miracle Treat Day and did a great job. We are blessed to have such a great team.

The people of Clay County made an incredible effort to come out and show their support. We are so proud to be part of this community. Thank you to all of our fans who participated in this years Miracle Treat Day. Together we make miracles happen.

Every year we have even more local businesses buy coupons and Blizzards for their employees and we really appreciate their very generous support. We are also grateful to many thoughtful people who donated additional money for Ivy.

(Pictured above are back: Ava, Jesteen and Jon Billingsley; front: Melissa Billingsley, Ivy Vaughn, and Wendy Vaughn)