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Celebration of Martinsburg McDonald's makeover includes donations

November 11, 2012
  • McDonalds franchisee Susan Erwin, accompanied by Ronald McDonald, presented donations to Martinsburg, W.Va., community organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, on Oct. 13.Pictured from left are Kay Barkwill, Horses with Hearts; Brenden Dugan; Cathy Dodson, instructor and co-founder, Horses with Hearts; John Overington, Berkeley County Humane Society; Teresa Shumate, assistant director, Shenandoah Women's Center; Linda Jenkins, Shenandoah Womens Center; Melanie Files, volunteer with CCAP/Loaves and Fishes; Susan Erwin, McDonald's franchisee; Ronald McDonald; and Mary K. Iden, Tina Dorsey, Deborah Valentine and Regina Terry-Jackson with Lady Appleseeds.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — McDonald’s franchisee Susan Erwin officially celebrated the major makeover of her Apple Harvest Drive restaurant in Martinsburg on Oct. 13.

The rebuilding included contemporizing interiors and exteriors by upgrading infrastructure, and enhancing restaurant capacity. Architecturally, improvements include a new entry into the restaurant, and modern community and lounge seating areas. The interior features a modern color palette, plasma screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access.

With the construction complete, the restaurant will provide 100 new jobs in the community and surrounding areas.

Erwin donated portions of proceeds from six nights of business at the new restaurant back to six local organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities received $1,000; Berkeley County Humane Society received $165; Lady Appleseeds, $200; Shenandoah Women’s Center, $220; CCAP/Loaves and Fishes, $250; and Horses with Hearts, $230.

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