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Over $30,000 raised during Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen in Glennville, benefiting Children's Miracle Network

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It's one of the days of the year you have an excuse to have Dairy Queen dessert before dinner, and after too.

Thursday was  Miracle Treat Day in Glennville. The Glennville Dairy Queen raised a total of $37,861 for the Children's Medical Network.

Glennville finishes in the top two or three in the nation each year for money raised. The franchise owner credits the community's support as well as his staff's efforts.

"We like to say this started as a DQ event and it became a community event," said Zuber Malek, Owner of Glennville DQ. "Everybody looks forward to it."

It was packed for most of the day, which is what people have come to expect from the location that's traditionally atop the nation in money raised for this cause.

Money raised from every Blizzard sold here and across Southeast Georgia goes to the Children's Miracle Network. Thursday afternoon, the annual Blizzard auction raised just over $700 - for one Blizzard. It was bittersweet as they remembered Jeff Armstrong, one of the business leaders here in Glennville that supported this ever year.

For leaders at the Willett Children's Hospital in Savannah, this day means so much to their service to patients.

"Without the Dairy Queen, or the Zuber's across 27 Dairy Queens, we would not be able to have the equipment that we need for the children we take care of," said Heather Newsome, Executive Director of Willett Children's Hospital.

Different businesses, civic groups and schools took shifts to help.

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