A refreshing show of support

2016-05-17
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Courtesy of Ashley Winkel

Giving greater meaning to the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Ava-Grace and Jackson Winkel of Sherwood Park, Alberta set up a lemonade stand in their neighbourhood to raise funds for Fort McMurray evacuees.
 
“People were so generous, paying for lemonade but giving cash donations as well,” said mom Ashley Winkel.

Originally from Fort McMurray, the Winkel family was devastated by images of their childhood hangouts
being destroyed by fire and felt compelled to help. “It’s the right thing to do,” Ava-Grace said. “It feels good to do something to help.”

The afternoon lemonade stand raised $69 and 100 per cent of the profits were donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

-Marilena Lucci