Letter to the Editor

Thanks given to support of lemonade stand

Sunday, August 13, 2017

To the editor:

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, our six year old son, James participated in his 2nd National Lemonade Day.

What is National Lemonade Day one might ask,

‘Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business — a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Lemonade Day.

By teaching key analytical skills, financial literacy, and decision making, we foster self-esteem and new mindsets that can propel youth to success. Our mission is to help today’s youth to become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.’

This was taken from the National Lemonade Day website; at https://lemonadeday.org/

For the second year in row, James set up his stand at the Kroger store in Brazil.

We wish to thank the following people for making his lemonade day stand such a success:

Mr. Kevin at the Kroger store, Kroger, Susan Moon, (Gma), all the people who came out to make a donation, all the people who shared the story on social media, Terry Barr, Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program, WTWO News Channel 2, The Brazil Times and Frank Phillips, Clay County YMCA, Nicole Fry, Wabash Valley National Lemonade Day, Rose-Hulman Humanities and Social Sciences Department, and anyone else that we may be forgetting. We couldn’t have done this without this amazing community.

James’ three hour lemonade stand, selling regular lemonade, pink lemonade, and crocheted by Mom lemons and limes was able to raise $404.04 for the Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program, to feed school children. And, massive thanks to the anonymous donor, who graciously matched James’ donation and made the total, $808.08! That is amazing.

We are truly grateful that we live in such a caring and loving community.

Making a difference and impacting change starts with our children, and I think we are on a good path.

Thank you,

Merry Miller Moon and Jason Moon

(Proud parents of James Miller Moon)