We’re so excited to be holding our first ever lemonade stand, and just as excited to be supporting a wonderful cause and team of dedicated, sincere supporters.ALSF stand

Holding an Alex’s Lemonade stand affords many learning opportunities, the first & most significant being a lesson on the sensitivity for and awareness of childhood cancer and all that can be done on a small scale and personal level to help bring a cure all the closer.  ALSF has a fantastic children’s book to explain the true story behind the one and only Alex, the little girl with a big dream.

When you register to hold an official Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the organization sends you a free kit to get started (including the sign below that we adhered to a large piece of plywood).  Their guide is super helpful (and includes Alex’s tax ID which many of our sponsors requested).  The kit includes instructions for collecting donations and submitting them after your event.  Really – they take the guesswork out of the equation.  Please consider holding your own stand – no stand too small and no effort unnoticed.

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National Lemonade Days:

Friday, June 6th thru Sunday, June 8th

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#OneCupAtATime

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Getting started is part of the fun and learning process.  We looked around for something we could convert into a stand… and found a couple pieces to paint.  Call on the creativity of your kids… what should the stand offer? How will it be setup?  ALSF Via n Mom

Decide on your “menu” and prices.  We offered lemon jello cups and lollipops for 50 cents plus two varieties of lemonade.  We bottled some lemonade in cute mason jars ($4) for those that wanted some for later.

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We secured some raffle baskets from local businesses that wanted to contribute to this awesome cause… who wouldn’t want to help these kids?  ALSF lemons

Many thanks to Acme Markets, Fornaro’s Wine & Spirits, Cracker Barrel, Destination Organized, Pennscare Pharmacy and Big Mike’s Grill.

ALSF basketsDon’t these baskets look amazing – valued between $30 to $110 – Many thanks again!!

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Please note that raffle tickets are still be accepted until May 28th at $3.00 per chance.  We accept checks made out to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation or through PayPal (Barbara.Spalding@yahoo.com).  Donations of any amount are appreciated and accepted through our official Alex’s Lemonade page.  Winners will be notified May 29th.

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Again a big shout out to ALSF for providing the awesome prize pack of official ALSF goodies including a tee-shirt, water bottle, plus more.  To participate in the giveaway, you need NOT purchase a raffle ticket.  To participate, simply Like us on Facebook AND tweet out the following between May 23rd and May 28th.

“I supported @HomeroomAtHome and @AlexsLemonade stand to help fight childhood cancer. #OneCupAtATime #GoLemonOnLocust”

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Lastly, let me mention the beautiful little darling that touched our hearts with her  and her family’s amazing story of courage, compassion and strength.  Dear Ms. Lily Adkins ~  Thank you for opening our eyes and hearts.  Thank you for your continued lesson on love and survival.  May you continue to be blessed forever. Good luck with your upcoming stand on June 7th.

Learning to love beyond our own circumstance is the greatest lesson – for that I thank the Adkins family and Alex Scott, may her dream be soon realized.

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Lessons through Lemonade – Supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

11 thoughts on “Lessons through Lemonade – Supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

  • May 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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    That was the most impressive lemonade stand I have seen to date!

    • May 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm
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      So Sweet of you to say. I will pass along the note – the girls will love hearing that. Thank you so much!!!

  • May 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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    What a beautiful Lemonade sale for Alex’s. Love the photos and your hard work! xoxo

    • May 27, 2014 at 1:04 am
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      Thank you. It certainly is a great cause to support. Helps to have wonderful people in your circle too.

  • May 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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    BEautfiul!! Thank you!! xoxoxo

    • May 27, 2014 at 1:07 am
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      Thank you for inspiring us. We did what we could – small town style but hopefully other families will see that it doesn’t have to be “bounce-house” worthy to be worthwhile. Every cup and every dollar supports this amazing mission and we’re glad to be part of that team. All the best for your upcoming stand.

    • May 27, 2014 at 1:10 am
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      Thank you. I had great help with my nieces and daughter. They were so charming and so willing to help. They read Alex’s story on the lawn while the grown-ups got the stand ready… so they each knew how important our stand was for cancer research. They did a great job of engaging people and in shifts stood on the corner directing traffic to our stand. Great group effort and thank you for noticing and commenting.

  • May 20, 2014 at 12:30 am
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    This was the first Alex’s Lemonade Stand I’ve participated in. Such a cute and colorful display! The girls did a great job recruiting and serving customers, too!

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