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Group comes through for animals

North End children raise money, supplies for shelter with lemonade stand

North End children raise money, supplies for shelter with lemonade stand

July 17, 2009

The Fourth of July weekend inspired three local youngsters to hold a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County.

Setting up a lemonade stand accessorized with American flags and wearing red, white and blue, Cierra Quantock, Sydney Quantock and Kathryn Dillard worked from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling lemonade, brownies and ice pops.

Further assisting their efforts was Kathryn Dillard's brother, Andrew, who donated animal treats, toys, food, cat litter and other items to the animal shelter.

On July 7, the four presented the Humane Society staff with nearly $75 in change and items for the animals.

Cierra and Sydney's mother, Christine Quantock, was very proud of the girls' fundraiser.

"They really worked hard all day, even refusing to come in for lunch," Christine Quantock said. "They said they didn't want to miss a potential customer, so I brought it (lunch) out to them."

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The girls waved American flags to draw attention to their stand, which was set up in the city's North End. Their efforts paid off as a number of passersby stopped to enjoy the goodies or just make a donation.

They said this is the first in a number of fundraisers the girls plan to hold for the shelter this summer. They said their inspiration was their love of animals, animal-themed television shows and their future plans to become veterinarians.

Cierra and Sydney have a "vet office" set up in their basement where they give their two dogs, a mastiff and Saint Bernard, weekly baths. The "office" also includes food, treats and a stethoscope.

The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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