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  Police Serve Up Some Smiles at McHappy Day

May 02, 2012 14:56 ET

Durham police served up more than smiles at the Ritson Rd. McDonald's restaurant for McHappy Day.

Chief Mike Ewles and Sgt. Emmy Iheme helped with the 18th annual McHappy Day, a national fundraising effort of McDonald's Canada. For every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and Hot McCafe Beverage sold, $1 benefits Toronto's Ronald McDonald House.

"McHappy Day supports an incredible cause and allows us to hear some personal stories of people who have benefitted from the use of the Ronald McDonald house," said Chief Ewles. "If I can help by delivering an order or pouring a soft drink, I"m happy to do so."

Second assistant store manager Mini has been organizing McHappy Days for the past four years. "I love to organize this day because you get to interact with all the customers who we are able to help." Her goal for this year's event is to raise at least $4,000, an increase over last year's $3,500.

Since its inception, McHappy Day has raised more than $34 million for Ronald McDonald's Houses and other local charities.

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2nd Assistant Store Manager Mini and Sgt. Iheme (JPG file, 358.9K bytes)
Chief Ewles and Davinder look after the drive-thru (JPG file, 321.4K bytes)
Sgt. Iheme and Grimace greet a very McHappy customer (JPG file, 477.8K bytes)