McDonald’s staff showed their appreciation to the Douglas community with the official grand Re-Opening of the store celebrated on Sunday, May 6, after it went through a renovation process from March 4 to April 16.
Other special guests included Douglas Mayor Michael Gomez, elected Mayor Danny Ortega, Council members Ben LaForge and Mitch Lindemann, elected Councilman Luis Greer and Douglas’ Greater Chamber of Commerce representative Vicky Merrit. Mrs. Richards thanked the City of Douglas and the Chamber for their help towards creating a good relationship between businesses and government, because, as she remarked it is through mutual cooperation that communities can grow better.
The re-opening ceremony began with the introduction of the U.S. Colors by the American Legion Post 11 accompanied by the Douglas High School Band, who performed the U.S. National Anthem.
Following that, the Richards showed their appreciation to the DUSD by presenting a $500 check to Sarah Marley and Stevenson elementary schools as well as the Douglas High School Band to complete the money they need to ensure their annual trip to Disneyland this month.
At the ceremony, McDonald’s staff raffled off a skateboard, a razor scooter and a couple of bicycles. Winners were Francisco LaMadrid, Aylin Amaya, Marco Anthony Marrufo and Maria Sanchez respectively.
To conclude the ceremony, all special guests and McDonald’s staff cut the ribbon to let people go inside the store to enjoy their favorite meal while Ronald McDonald signed up autographs for the kids.