MacDonald's wrapped up McHappy Day on May 8. Kelsey Filion Drozduk, the owner-operator of MacDonald's in Portage la Prairie and Neepawa says they saw a great turnout in both locations.

"We weren't just packed with customers, but packed with volunteers. We had police officers there, we had McCains there. We had people from the local Portage RBC Branch and Winnipeg Branch out to volunteer. We had the local firefighters serving dinner, and they had record-breaking dinner sales and donations. In one hour, they collected $750 in cash donations and drive-thru. So, they knocked it out of the park, as well as all of our other volunteers. We had the mayor there, as well. So, a combination of volunteers and customers, we had some record-breaking hours."

Filion Drozduk adds that the feeling around the two businesses was overwhelmingly positive.

"It was amazing. A big shout out to all our volunteers, friends and family that came out to support and raise money for Ronald McDonald House. Thank you so much. We had a blast and we had really good energy in the restaurants all day."

She emphasizes that ten per cent of the money they brought in throughout the day will be going to the Ronald McDonald House, and shares their final total raised.

"Our final total is $9,600. So, we exceeded last year's donations by $1,000."

She notes that she will share the national totals from McDonald's Canada when those numbers are distributed.