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Blizzards Cold, Hearts Warm. Local Dairy Queens Help CMN

Friday, August 14th, 2009 at 9:27 am

Picture 1299Local Dairy Queens helped raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), Thursday, through the Miracle Treat Day campaign.  A portion of the money from Blizzard sales is donated to the Gillette Children’s Hospital.

Carrie Jorgenson is the owner of the Dairy Queens in Pine City and North Branch.  She says the Pine City DQ sold 290 Blizzards and 527 were sold in North Branch.  Jorgenson says the support for the CMN locally was tremendous.

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Last year, the two DQ’s donated close $1,000 combined, said Jorgenson. She says they will donate about 25-percent of the Blizzard sales.  Blizzards cost between $3.29 and $3.99

In Mora, they also participated in the campaign.  Final numbers are not available yet.  The Mora DQ is also donated proceed from balloon sales.  Each balloon costs $1 and the money goes to the CMN.  With each purchase of the balloon,  buyers receive a dollar coupon for a chicken strip basket and a dollar coupon for a moolattee for your next visit.  Mora staff reports they have sold 6,467 balloons and plan on selling another 500 this weekend.

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