What’s sweeter than ice cream?
Supporting children who are battling illnesses.
On Thursday, you have the chance to make a difference in a kid’s life and enjoy a cold treat at the same time.
We’re talking about Miracle Treat Day celebrated at Dairy Queens all over the country.
$1 or more of each blizzard sold will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Dairy Queen in Madison sells the most Miracle Treat Day Blizzards in North America.
You could call it a holiday in Madison.
Rosie Poppen mainly works the drive through on Miracle Treat Day.
“Constant cars,” Rosie Poppen said.
The ice cream team will have their hands full blending blizzards.
Speaking of blizzards…
Kelli Volk: We’re in a freezer basically.
Mork: We’re in a semi reefer trailer that is 20 below zero right now.
The trailer is where the thousands of cold treats that will go to businesses and organizations are stored.
“There’s about 3,000-3,500 that we have premade,” Madison Dairy Queen Owner Delon Mork said.
Owner Delon Mork’s team has been working into the early morning hours all week.
“Not everything is easy, you know, and anything worthwhile takes effort and this is the effort that I like,” Mork said.
Lori Schultz will be picking up an order for Mustang Seeds employees.
“Of course, you’ve gotta eat a Blizzard on Miracle Treat Day,” Customer Lori Schutlz said.
Only, supporting the cause is the real cherry on top.
“When a child is born and has some difficulties or medical issues, how can you not want to do something about that and help in any way you possibly can,” Schultz said.
“It’s just a wonderful thing,” Poppen said.
…and a sweet way to give back.
The Dairy Queen on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls ranks fourth in North America for money raised on Miracle Treat Day.
Dairy Queens all over KELOLAND will be participating.
Click this link to look at a map of locations.