Miss Connecticut visits local Dairy Queens for a good cause
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Manchester/Region - posted Fri., Aug. 12, 2011
Dairy Queen locations across Connecticut participated in Miracle Treat Day on Aug. 11. From every Blizzard treat sold, $1 was donated to the Children’s Miracle Network from Dairy Queens across the country. For Connecticut locations, that means the donations went to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Miss Connecticut Morgan Amarone went on a mission to visit as many of the locations as possible, including stores in Manchester, Willimantic and Taftville. Amarone said patrons she encountered enjoyed the sweet desserts, and were happy to help a good cause.
“They’ve been really great,” she said. “A lot of people were at the Dairy Queen without really knowing what day it was, but when I told them that eating their Blizzard was helping the kids in Connecticut, they were really excited about it.”
The Miss Connecticut organization assists the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in many of its endeavors. Amarone visited the hospital on Aug. 8, for the first time since she was crowned. “It’s so great to be able to put a name and a face to the money that we’re raising,” she said, “because it really is a great cause and goes a long way.”
Amarone, who traveled with CCMC Foundation Program Director Scott Organek to 10 Dairy Queen locations, said she may spend some extra time at the gym in the next few days. “I’ve had six Mini-Blizzards and I may have more,” she said at the Manchester location, the second-to-last stop of the day.