Students reading The Lemonade War at Kolmar Elementary school were inspired by the premise of the book to do something good.
In the story two children run their own lemonade stands in a bit of a competition, however instead of competing Kolmar students wanted to use their own lemonade stand to raise money for a cause.
Students were able to purchase lemonade for a donation of any amount, teachers were surprised to see donations of every amount even up to $20.00 a cup. A kindergarten student even brought in his own piggy bank to empty at the lemonade stand. At the end of the day the school was able to raise over $850.00 for the Live Like Abby foundation.
“Abby would have loved this event. Kolmar staff and students know she wants everyone to remember her on the brightest of days, loving life, enjoying reading, friends, and a glass of lemonade. Kolmar students raised money in her name and in celebration of her life,” said Kristin Crawford at Kolmar.
The Live Like Abby foundation was started in honor of 8-year-old Abby Wujcik who lost her battle with cancer in 2013. Money raised by the students will go toward the foundation’s efforts to find a cure for Pediatric Cancer.
Live Like Abby Fall Festival will be at OLHMS this Saturday from 12-4.