The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

September 11, 2013

Want a degree with that?

DACC president works at McDonald's to raise funds

It’s not every day Danville Area Community College President Alice Marie Jacobs is seen working at a McDonald’s.

Tuesday, however, was one of those days.

Wearing a green DACC polo shirt, Jacobs greeted guests to the new Neighborhood McDonald’s, at the corner of Main Street and Bowman Avenue. The new eatery features DACC, Cannon Elementary School and the Veteran Affairs Illiana Health Care System.

“The Witzels have become a dependable partner for Danville Area Community College,” Jacobs said. “Their beautiful new Neighborhood McDonald’s promotes the college and our neighbors with its lovely décor, and the Witzel family has invested in the college’s new initiative in Hoopeston with both financial and promotional support. We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation of their efforts with more than mere words.”

As part of a grand opening celebration this week, McDonald’s sponsored McPresident’s Day during the lunch and dinner hours on Tuesday. Jacobs worked alongside college faculty and staff to show appreciation to Don and Deanna Witzel, who own the Vermilion County McDonald’s restaurants, for their support of the college as well as raise funds for the DACC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund. A total of 25 DACC employees worked during the two shifts.

“We have people in the drive-up and people making fries,” Tracy Wahlfeldt, executive director of the DACC Foundation, said.

One of those in charge of frying the fries was Laura Williams, director of adult education at DACC. Williams manned the fryer while Emily Alexander, a DACC administrative assistant, bagged the fries.

“I have a much better appreciation of french fry fryers. You have to have the timing down just right,” Williams said.

“We were frying from the moment we got there until we left,” she said after the lunch shift.

During the McPresident’s Day serving hours, 20 percent of the total sales were donated to the DACC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund. The fund provides one-time grants to students who are at risk of dropping out of their education due to desperate financial situations.

Text Only
Local News
  • Ornament designs sought

    July 31, 2014

  • NAACP plans brunch

    July 31, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 31, 2014

  • Fun Days this weekend

    July 31, 2014

  • Three face robbery charges DANVILLE — Three men were booked without bond Tuesday in connection with the robbery of a downtown jewelry store.Donovan Wheeler, 29, of the 300 block of Bradley Lane; John Billips Jr., 23, of the 200 block of East Roselawn Avenue; and Jabari O’Conno

    July 31, 2014

  • Georgetown Fair ready for annual run DANVILLE — One of the big fair attractions of the summer kicks off this weekend in Vermilion County.The annual Georgetown Fair begins Saturday and runs through Aug. 9.Don Hackler is president of the Georgetown Fair Board. Both he and the group of 24

    July 31, 2014

  • NWS-CN 7-31 VA employee photo Jaycees select VA employee for award DANVILLE — Bryan Stewart, coordinator of the Veterans Transportation Program for the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, was selected as one of the Outstanding Young People of 2014 by the Junior Chamber International Senate with the Jaycees.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Tuesday, 11:23-11:32 a.m. — A medical call in the 200 block of West Voorhees Street.Tuesday, 1:30-1:45 p.m. — A natural gas leak at 107 S. Jefferson St.Tuesday, 1:41-1:59 p.m. — An accident on Interstate

    July 31, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Theft in the 100 block of North Logan Avenue.Tuesday:A man and woman arrested for domestic battery at Fairchild and Moore streets.Retail theft at Meijer, 3649 N. Vermilion St.Wednesday:A man arreste

    July 31, 2014

  • Group to help Mission

    July 30, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks
Must Read