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McPeace Event Shines Light on Domestic Abuse

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An effort to raise awareness of domestic violence came with a side of fries Thursday night in Pittsfield.

McDonald's and Quanada partnered up for McPeace", in which local celebrities like State's Attorney Frank McCartney and Sheriff Paul Petty played the roles of servers.

Besides raising awareness about domestic abuse, local law enforcement was on hand to provide other services - like talking about child ID kits and discussing safety issues with kids.

Event organizers say it was a busy evening for McDonald's, and think that's a good sign that the community cares. 

"I think it shows that working with domestic violence issues is not just one community agency, that it really takes the community as a whole to address the issues and support survivors and help with funding for services," said organizer Pat Waters.

Part of the proceeds from the restaurant's profits went to Quanada.

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