On Monday, October 15th, HH Architecture along with Spring Stoops McCullen Engineering, JE Dunn, and TA Loving’s joint venture “Dunn Loving” volunteered at and sponsored the Day of Hope and Happiness at the N.C. State Fair benefitting the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. Each year on the Day of Hope and Happiness, children and their families are able to visit the Fair to have a great time for free.
The families arrived from all over the State in buses and gathered in the Graham Building, where staff and volunteers decorated the space in accordance with this year’s theme, “Surf’s Up!”. These “cool down” spaces were available for the families throughout the day with snacks, drinks, and crafts.
The Day of Hope and Happiness began when a resident of a local Ronald McDonald House, Michael, wanted to attend the N.C. State Fair. Before the Fair could make this happen for Michael, he sadly passed away in 2014. The next year, the N.C. State Fair partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina and celebrated “Michael’s Day” for children and their families, like Michael, who loved the Fair. This tradition of Michael’s Day continues annually under a new name of The Day of Hope and Happiness.
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