Hopefully the weather will cooperate Wednesday, and Madison's DeLon Mork and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard can make a successful jump from an airplane to celebrate the Madison Dairy Queen's record-breaking sales record. The local DQ again was the top nationwide seller of Blizzards on Miracle Treat Day.
Despite a fun atmosphere and no rain for the original celebration, a low cloud ceiling prevented the original skydive on Aug. 15.
The local DQ bested its own national record with sales of 38,412 Blizzard treats on Aug. 8. The proceeds support the local Children's Miracle Network hospital, Sanford Health.
Since 2006, DQ owner Mork and his team "have raised more than $250,000 from Blizzard treat sales," said a press release from the governor's office.
The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Madison Municipal Airport, and Mork and Daugaard should parachute in at about 6:30 p.m. Unlike the Aug. 15 event, there will be no "pomp and circumstance" for Wednesday's jump, but there will be some other people from the community skydiving throughout the afternoon.