Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lemon-AID Stand!

Campbell holding a sign to wave cars in.

Woo-Hoo!!! What a GREAT time we had at our annual lemonade stand to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and pediatric cancer. This is my daughters favorite activity every summer and as a parent there is no greater way to teach my children how to help others, serve our community, and that no child is too young to make a difference in the lives of others! THEY GET IT!!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to all our friends, family, and neighbors that donated online or came by on Saturday. We were ringing wet with sweat but touched deeply by the sweet stories that people shared with us as they made their donations. One man told us about how his son had died from cancer at a young age and that seeing the children collect money for the ALSF cause made him smile...then two hours later he drove back down the rode and stopped again saying, "I just cannot drive by and not stop." PRECIOUS! This is such a teachable moment for my children. Our stand raised close to $1300 dollars and all of the stands in Bowling Green raised over $22,000 collectively. That is AMAZING!!

Here are a few picture of the kiddos having some fun!

This is Campbell and her best friend Caroline being quite the hostesses!

You can look in the background and see how busy we were, and that Cam had to try some too!

Brother Reed was a big help too!!

Here are the kids waving in the customers.

We gave free pony rides and "Jill" the horse got hot and needed some lemonade too!

Kids working really hard.

Pouring the lemonade!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Loved your recap on the Design Star shopping in Nashville. Love that show!


Leigh Anne said...

Hello! My family holds an annual lemonade stand an we enjoy it so much. It teaches our kids some really valuable lessons and i hope to continue doing this each year. I was wondering who made your cute t-shirts? We have a stand coming up and I would love to make our own unique shirts but am unsure of where to begin finding pictures to use on our shirts..Could you point me in a good direction?

Leigh Anne