Blizzards storm Vernon

Dairy Queen’s annual Miracle Treat Day serves up support Thursday.

Vernon’s local Dairy Queen will be participating in the in-store event, where kids treated at the B.C. Children’s Hospital will benefit from net proceeds of all Blizzards purchased for the day.

More than 1,400 Blizzards were sold last year and $500 given in donations to total $6,000 from Vernon being sent to the hospital.

“I support the program. It’s a very good cause,” said Sheldon Aldrich, manager of the Vernon Dairy Queen.

The local store will have to work hard because of existing labour shortages, but participation is a must to Aldrich.

Every day, approximately 5,000 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital for treatment.

Dairy Queen’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network began in 1984, and has since become a top contributor, with over $125 million raised to support children across North America who are sick and injured.

On Thursday, the community is encouraged to visit their local Dairy Queen to celebrate the event with a Blizzard.