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McDonald’s opening attracts a crowd

arches prior to the sign being lifted onto the pole in front of the restaurant.Laura LaToof and Victor Martinez stopped for a photo with the Golden Arches before the sign was raised high into the air. The opening of the new McDonald’s franchise store Monday, Aug. 19 in Mount Vernon was not your ordinary opening.

Approximately 40 individuals camped out overnight Sunday and more than 140 were lined up at the door when the store opened at 5:01 a.m. See the August 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of the story.