WBIR - In Pigeon Forge Saturday, people had the chance to enjoy beautiful weather, and give to a good cause all at the same time.All day long, a portion of what guests paid to get into Dollywood's Splash Country was donated to the Ronald McDonald House. People also had the chance to purchase commemorative event t-shirts to donate to the cause. Families played hourly cornhole tournaments for prizes, and Ronald even stopped by to say hello to the children.
The Ronald McDonald House has severed nearly 50,000 people since it opened in 1985. The executive director, Sue Beverly, said this is one of their largest fundraisers every year.
"It's just been a fun-filled day," Beverly said. "Mother Nature cooperated, scores of people are here, and it's just been absolutely wonderful."
The Ronald McDonald House provides any family with a child receiving medical treatment at an area hospital with complimentary lodging, food and laundry services as well as the understanding and fellowship of other families in similar situations.