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Lemonade Wars at Dolvin Elementary School

by Shamita Nagalla

November 28, 2012

The children in the subdivisions of Dolvin Elementary School in Alpharetta recently held a Lemonade War in which various subdivisions had lemonade stands to raise money for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In just two hours, a total of $2,090.23 was raised for these worthwhile causes. Pictured are Annie Carpenter, Addie Farrington, Brooke Halak, Sydney Eyerly, Macy Mannheimer, Emily Miller, Garrett Joel, Alex Eyerly, Garrett Halak, Aaron Turner and members of the Johns Creek Fire Department.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Dolvin Elementary School was the site of a recent Lemonade War that students waged in order to raise money for the Rally Foundation and the Red Cross.

Actually, the Lemonade War wasn't a war as much as it was a competitive fundraiser, and these competing lemonade stands were not built on the school campus, but rather on the grounds of surrounding neighborhoods.

Students went home and formed teams with other students that lived in their neighborhood, sequestering help from their neighbors, parents and even the Johns Creek Fire Department. These teams built lemonade stands, banners and advertisements to entice people to buy lemonade. Each neighborhood tried to sell more lemonade than the other.

In the end, all the money was consolidated into a single school fund to donate to two charities. In just two hours, a total of over $2,000 was raised for the Rally Foundation and the Red Cross.

The Rally Foundation is an organization that raises money to fund Childhood Cancer Research. The money that was given to the Red Cross was for the purpose of supporting the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York.