OHIO VALLEY — Ronald McDonald will be visiting the Point Pleasant McDonald’s this Monday to kick off a community pop tab collection which is spanning across Mason and Gallia counties, and beyond.
Ronald’s visit is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant, promoting the collection of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) located in Huntington, W.Va. Ronald will be available for a meet and greet during the public kick off.
This collection effort is being led by the Keefer family, recent guests of the Huntington RMHC while their son, Holdyn, was receiving treatment. Holdyn has been battling cancer but has since returned to school. The school plans to host a competition and the class that collects the most tabs will get to participate in a special celebration at the end of May.
Ronald will also be appearing earlier in the day Monday at Point Pleasant Primary School, meeting with students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade to perform an educational program filled with magic, music, and comedy designed to demonstrate how anyone can be a leader.
The pop tab collection will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State, located in Huntington, W.Va. Collecting pop tabs is just one of the many ways that supporters can get involved with RMHC. The House takes the tabs to be recycled and uses the money in a variety of ways.
The Huntington Ronald McDonald House was opened in 1987 and families have been finding support there ever since. Since their opening, the House has served families coming from southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southeastern Ohio. Visit www.mchouse.org for more information.