WILMINGTON, NC – At the newly opened store in Leland, North Carolina, McDonald’s presented a $29,656 check to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for the restoration fund of the ship. Big Macs for Battleship promotion combined efforts of 32 regional McDonald’s, as well as personal donations from owners/operators.
Representing the participating McDonald’s operators: Tim Denny, David Anderson, Kenneth Rust, Hugh Caison and Dennis Anderson states, “We are proud to be part of this historic endeavor to help preserve the Battleship for many more generations to come.” “We look forward to bringing back Big Macs for the Battleship again next year as we continue to help raise the much needed funds.”
“The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is thankful for the outreach from McDonald’s as well as the support of residents in the region that purchased a Big Mac to help preserve the legacy and history of the Battleship,” states Captain Terry Bragg, Executive Director for the Battleship. “This is the people’s Battleship and the sizeable donation, is reinforcement, that the community still takes pride in the heritage of the ship as well as the Greatest Generation.”
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Participating McDonald’s Restaurants are owned & operated by Dennis Anderson, David Anderson, Tim Denny, Hugh Caison and Kenneth Rust.
About the Battleship North Carolina
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).