The Crooked River Local Longhouse supports Alex's Lemonade Stand! 

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For the second year in a row the longhouse supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help raise money and awareness of childhood cancer.  

PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…take the time to meet Alexandra “Alex” Scott and be prepared to be inspired by a remarkable person.

On Saturday July 9th we held our 2nd annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  This year’s location was Gibbs Butcher Block in Olmsted Falls from 12-4pm.  The times coincided with their weekend sausage tastings.  Which drew its typical crowd.

What better way to enjoy the afternoon then being in the sun, listening to music, tasting gourmet sausage and washing it down with some HAND squeezed Lemonade, carnival style???

Chief Sage Wolf set the tone for the day by leading us through a test run.  We learned that two stations would work best, one for the squeezing, another for the filling and a shake…shake…shake…  One happy patron and one donation at a time would be the rule of the day.  Those that did taste the best lemonade this side of the I-71 were eager to donate to the cause.  Heck, even those that didn’t enjoy a glass of lemonade were inspired to donate.  In fact, our highest donation of the day was made by a women who just wanted to help!!!

And Angry Bird (Ajay Rebraca) set our fundraising goal for the day, $300!  We had decorated a poster the night before.  The poster showed our goal and listed our donors.  As the day progressed the kids were excited to watch as we closed in our goal.  So were the patrons, each was asked to sign or contribute to our poster.  By the end of the day we had a beautiful poster to represent the good our longhouse had done. And we BEAT our goal!  We raised $317 at the lemonade stand but after adding in online donations and a last minute donation, we sent the foundation a check for $400!!!  That’s right members we raised $400 towards fighting childhood cancer and we did it rather easily.  Just think of all the good we could do when we join forces and take on a cause. 

I have to admit that at one point, I felt like we should have been on an episode of Dirty Jobs! Making lemonade is a STICKY business...  Lesson learned, bring a bucket of soapy water to wash hands and/or shakers.  

Please consider participating next year.  It is a fun way to fight an awful disease.

God Bless!!!

Events Chief Skylander (Matt Rebraca)