Kids doing a GR8 job one cup at a time | Community Spirit
It’s been said if life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Some kids in Greene County are doing a GR8 Job of doing just that and they’re making life a little sweeter for kids battling a sour disease.
Charlie and Clayton Okert, along with their friends, are “daring” to fight childhood cancer one cup of lemonade at a time.
The kids will be manning a lemonade stand this weekend at the “Dare to Ride Motorcycle Classic” in downtown Jonesboro. From 4:30 until 9 tonight and from 11 a.m. until 9 tomorrow night they will be selling cups of the sweet yellow elixir for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Stacey Okert tells us the children came up with the idea after seeing a story on Region 8 News about Alexandra “Alex” Scott. In 2000, four-year-old cancer patient Alex announced she wanted to open a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Alex died in 2004, at the age of 8; but her legacy lives on. The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation charity has raised more than $50 million dollars.
After finding out how easy it was to get involved, the Okerts and their friends decided to open a lemonade stand of their own. Working side by side with the Okerts are their pals McKayla Maddox, Haley Coffman, Breanna Bobo, Paige Moore, Lilly Perez, Tori Jetton, Kaylee Crow, Maranda Crow and Maddie Lamar.
In addition to this weekend, the kids will also be running a lemonade stand at the Dollar Tree store in Paragould on June 15-16 and June 22-23.
GR8 Job, kids!
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