The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

November 23, 2012

Richfield teachers have fun serving burgers to raise funds

Friday, November 23, 2012 — The teachers and students at Richfield Elementary School have gotten their fill of McDonalds and magic this week.

Recently, from 6-8 p.m. one evening, more than 20 teachers gathered for a McTeacher night at the McDonald’s in Richfield.

Principal Shelby Lawson said that their fundraising efforts, in which they will gather a percentage of sales during the two hours of the fundraiser, attracted guests to the point that the dining room reached and maintained capacity.

Lawson, along with other teachers, joined the McDonald’s employees in serving customers, rotating every 30 minutes. They greeted, took orders and handled the cash registers.

Melissa Burris, a kindergarten teacher, worked at the drive-thru window during her shift. While she said the work was relatively easy, she noted that the job demands a fast-paced work environment.

“I’d like to thank the employees. They were very helpful in teaching us what we had to do,” she said.

Fourth-grade teacher Jessica Collins spent time in the drive-thru collecting the money after their orders were placed.

“I have worked retail and restaurants. This was the most stressful,” Collins said comparing her previous experiences.

Collins took pride in the fact that she was also able to sell a gift card which discounts to local retail stores as an extra fundraising item.

Lawson and the other teachers were complimentary of McDonald’s efforts in working with the school.

Their McTeacher night collected a full dining room of customers, many of which were greeted with a special song by Lawson, similar to the effect of the McDonald’s theme song.

“Ba Da Ba Da Da, I'm lovin’ it!” she sang.

Likely still charged off their dinner from the night before, kindergarten and first grade students were treated to a magic show last Wednesday afternoon.

The show was presented by Charles Misenheimer, Magic by Chaz.

“The kids loved the show,” Lawson said.

Richfield Mayor Jim Misenheimer arranged the show for the students.

“They really got a big kick out of it,” Lawson said.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Janice Abernathy Stanly residents share memories of Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney is remembered for his numerous film roles, including his immense popularity as a child actor and the Andy Hardy series.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Democrats rally platform at county convention

    There were as many no-shows as candidates vying for office at Saturday’s Democratic convention and breakfast at Stanly Regional Medical Center’s Magnolia Room.

    April 10, 2014

  • Candidates: Stanly must change EDC strategies

    Changes with how Stanly County pursues economic development and ethical standards in the Sheriff’s Office were a frequent theme at Thursday night’s Republican forum.

    April 10, 2014

  • Town increases sewer tap fee by $800, ups other fees

    The town of New London no longer has to worry about lagging behind the other areas of Stanly County when it comes to sewer fees and the costs to reconnect water and sewer. And the best part is, neither will its current residents and businesses.

    April 4, 2014

  • EDC plots main focus

    At a strategic development meeting Monday night, the Stanly County Economic Development Commission board told staff they would like to see a focus on bringing high-wage jobs into the county over the next few years.

    April 4, 2014

  • SRMC Picture Carolinas HealthCare unveils plans, changes for Stanly Regional

    Carolinas HealthCare System announced that expansions and changes will accompany Stanly Health Services’ integration into its system.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Angie Gallimore Bonanza packs Mkt. Station

    The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits at Saturday’s Outdoorsman’s Bonanza.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • New Patrol Car Grant helps APD boost ranks, fleet

    The Albemarle Police Department has a new traffic officer and unmarked SUV patrolling the streets.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coffey Anderson Speaker offers youth advice

    Coffee and a Pop Tart is one way to wake up.
    Coffey Anderson and some pop music is another.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mitchel T. Morton Service tributes Vietnam veteran

    A collage of faded photographs, two letters — one returned unopened and another stamped, but not mailed, and a yellowed newspaper clipping of an obituary kept in a plastic bag are among mementos that remain behind.

    March 26, 2014 2 Photos

House Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide