If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then sell it and give the proceeds to someone who really needs it. That's the idea behind a lemonade stand put on by the kids at Little Explorers Child Care last week.

On Friday, July 6 they set up their stand at the south end of the Elim Pentecostal lot just off 3 Avenue West and sold lemonade and treats for charity.

"We had just found out that one of our own day care families, the mother had come down with Lyme Disease," explained director Jannelle Storch. "So, it was a pretty easy decision for them to raise money for this family."

The day care held its first fund raising lemonade sale last summer and a way to teach youngsters empathy and gave the proceeds to the Drumheller and District Humane Society.

"Last year for the Humane Society we raised about $140, but they were so proud of themselves for doing this," recalled Storch. "This year we raised $1,140."

"This mother was accepted into a new program with a doctor that specializes in Lyme Disease in Edmonton," she noted. "She is leaving next week for two months and she's using this money to go towards accommodation for her for these next two months."

Lemonade ChequeNikki Stoll accepts cheque from Jannelle Storch on behalf of Desiree Mraz, who is off to Edmonton for treatment.

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