Last updated on 2013.07.12
Friends of the blog know that the blog is a friend of the Madison Dairy Queen, which has led the nation in Blizzard sales every year that the nationwide fast-food outfit has held the one-day fundraising event for Children's Miracle Network. In the past couple years, Madison DQ owner DeLon Mork has jumped out of an airplane and taken the local police chief and DQ employees with to motivate higher and higher sales.
As usual, Madisonites wonder how DeLon will keep topping his previous performances. As usual, DeLon has found a way to do. This year, he's promising the community that if we help him beat last year's Miracle Treat Day sales total, he'll jump out of an airplane. But this year, he'll jump with the really big kahuna.
No, not Donny and Marie. Try Denny. Dennis Daugaard. After intense negotiations and assurances that Lake County Democrats hadn't brainwashed DeLon Mork into collaborating in a nefarious plot, the Governor of the great state of South Dakota has agreed to jump out of an airplane on August 15 if the Madison Dairy Queen beats last year's Miracle Treat Day Blizzard sales.
Forget any political angle: that Governor Dennis Daugaard would agree to jump out of an airplane to help a Madison business promote a good cause is just plain cool... as will be all the Blizzards that will be flying out of the Madison Dairy Queen into Democrat, Republican, Libertarian (22!), and lots of Independent and little non-voter tummies on Thursday, August 8, 2013. If you're in Lake County that day, get to town and order a Blizzard! Then come back the following week to see Governor Dennis Daugaard skydive!
Update 2013.07.12 09:20 CDT: If you'd like to help the Children's Miracle Network and ensure Governor Daugaard's big jump, click here for a Blizzard pre-order form for Madison Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.