UPDATE: McHappy Day raises thousands in Castlegar and Trail

McDonald's restaurant fundraiser bringing in cash for a good cause

Mountain FM intern Harley Nedland (back) joined Ariel Alexander

Mountain FM intern Harley Nedland (back) joined Ariel Alexander

UPDATE: Owner of the Castlegar McDonald’s, Brad Zubick, said that $1,962 was raised for the Food Bank at the Castlegar restaurant, while the Trail locations took in another $3,402.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who put in shifts and those who made a point of stopping by on McHappy Day to donate.

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PUBLISHED MAY 8:

Today is McHappy Day and the Castlegar McDonald’s at 1991 Columbia Avenue is joining other McDonald’s restaurants across Canada in dishing out fast-food meals to support worthy causes.

Bradley and Kathleen Zubick, owners of the Castlegar franchise, said $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal, and hot McCafé beverage bought will be donated to the Castlegar Food Bank.

City of Castlegar councillor Susan Heaton-Sherstobitoff looked as if she was having fun tending to orders at the drive-through along with Mountain FM intern, Harley Nedland.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Heaton-Sherstobitoff. “I think everyone on council is taking a shift or two. I think the mayor is coming for a shift at 6 p.m. during rush hour. We’ll see if he can keep up.”

A tally of the amount raised should be available on Thursday.