Lemonade stand raises money for sick child

September 16, 2011
  • Front row, from left, Hannah Parmenter, Molly McCook, Madision McCook, Michael McCook and Collin McCarthy deposit funds at the Susquehanna Bank branch on Dual Highway from money they raised at their LemonAID for ALLI lemonade stand on Aug. 26. The bank teller is Marsha Taylor.
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Several children from the Saint James area in Washington County raised money from a lemonade stand and other donations to help the family of a sick child.

The children have raised nearly $5,000.

The lemonade stand was set up Aug. 26 along Sharpsburg Pike near the entrance to their neighborhood.

The fundraiser was held to help the family of Alli Pinieski, a 3-year-old who has been diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma.

The children called their stand LemonAID for ALLI and raised $4,120.61 from selling lemonade. According to Jennifer Parmenter, an anonymous donor stopped by the stand and donated $1,000 to the cause. The children also received donations from the Capitol Police, Third Watch.

Parmenter said people stopped at the lemonade stand to make donations without even purchasing lemonade. She said she thinks the community responded so well after a story about the family appeared in The Herald-Mail newspaper the day before the children set up the lemonade stand.

Since then, nearly $600 more in donations has been collected.

The children made a deposit at Susquehanna Bank on Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

Donations may be made to "Alli's Fund" at Susquehanna Bank. Checks may be sent to Lindsay and Zack Pinieski at P.O. Box 842, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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