Local Dairy Queen sets fundraising record

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Dairy Queen treats are always tasty, but they had an added sweetness on Thursday.

The Dairy Queen in Plymouth set a record by selling 874 Blizzards and raising $2,750 for Riley Hospital for Children along the way.

The store was one of nearly 150 others across Indiana that served up Blizzards all day for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dairy Queen's across Indiana donated at least $1 for every Blizzard sold. However in Plymouth, they donated the entire cost of the sweet treat which helped them set the record

The store has raised more money for Riley Hospital than any other Dairy Queen in the state over the last 20 years.

“Just to know that that service is there really makes you feel a lot better,” said Holly Halsey, whose daughters are at Riley. “To know there is somewhere you can go where the care is exceptional and you always get that support and always get that care. I could never really put into words what they meant to my family.”

Dairy Queen has been a corporate sponsor since 1984 and raised more than $90 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, making it one of the top ten contributors to the charity.