11-year-olds raise $300 for animal shelter
What started out as an idea two 11-year old friends had to have a lemonade stand and donate the money raised to a good cause grew into a $300 donation they brought in to surprise the Headwaters Animal Shelter staff in Park Rapids last week.
Macey Jalbert and Kennedy Campbell have been friends since they were assigned to the same class at Century School in Park Rapids last year.
“We have been planning it for awhile,” Jalbert said.
“We’ve been to the shelter a couple times before, so that’s where we decided to donate the money,” Campbell added.
The duo set up their lemonade stand at Campbell’s grandma’s house, right across the street from Cwikla Ace Hardware in Park Rapids last Wednesday, so people coming and going from the farmer’s market would see it and stop.
“We were there for a good four or five hours,” Jalbert said. “We had a sign explaining the money was going to the animal shelter.”
While the lemonade was 50 cents a glass, generous customers often gave more after seeing the sign.
“One person bought two lemonades for a dollar and gave us a $19 tip,” Campbell said.
Two area businesses matched the money the girls raised, tripling their donation.
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