Emily Hann and Jess Jackson persevere with their fundraising efforts for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Emily Hann and Jess Jackson persevere with their fundraising efforts for McHappy Day on Saturday. Erin Smith

Happiness the order of the day

SATURDAY'S rain may have impacted on the entertainment line-up at McHappy Day but the spirit behind the event shone through the raindrops with hundreds turning out for the event at McDonald's Warwick.

Store assistant manager Rebecca Smith said the rain put an end to several of the entertainment acts.

"The skippers and the dancers both cancelled, as did the jumping castle," she said.

"But Central and Yangan State School choirs still performed and Gina Noble demonstrated Zumba."

Mickey and Minnie Mouse also made a guest appearance to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House charities.

McDonald's employees weren't afraid of a few raindrops, collecting donations in the car park, washing cars and handing out balloons.

Ms Smith said more than $5400 was raised on the day from donations.

"We would have raised another $3000 if we didn't have the rain," Ms Smith said.

"Overall, I was happy with the result. It beat last year's money raised and it was a fine day last year.

"The store was packed at some stages during the day, especially when the school choirs performed."



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