If you went through the Drive-Thru at McDonald's here in Weyburn yesterday around the noon hour, you likely got to meet Fire Chief Trent Lee.
"[Drive-Thru] was the task I was assigned when I arrived," noted Lee. "There were several other volunteers there doing other tasks. It was fun. The staff was fantastic and we had a great time doing it."
He said while he didn't take any orders, he enjoyed handing the food out through the Drive-Thru window.
"Numerous people were pretty surprised to see someone in uniform, a different uniform than a McDonald's uniform, once the window opened," he shared.
Lee said it's a great charity to support, as the Ronald McDonald House Charities keep a number of programs running, including the Ronald McDonald Houses.
The Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon is one of 15 across Canada where families of hospitalized children can stay to be close by for treatments.
The local McDonald's restaurant fundraised in advance, and also sold socks and cookie lapel pins. In addition, they will also tally the sales from yesterday's event and donate 10 percent to the RMHC.
General Manager Farroukh Javanmardi said it was a busy day for them all.
"The afternoon was very busy, lunch was, kind of, but for the dinner, that was crazy."
Owner Amir Aminpour said, "On behalf of all of us at McDonald's, thank you for helping to make the 28th McHappy Day an outstanding success. Your participation and support are very much appreciated. McHappy Day is a long-standing Canadian tradition and is at the heart of who we are and what we do at McDonald’s. For more than 40 years, McDonald’s has been a proud supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada."
"With your help, we were able to support children and their families at RMHC Saskatchewan, raising more than $4,200 in Weyburn and $20,000 in my restaurants. We hope you are as delighted as we are to be a part of this success. We hope to see you again next time!"