AES students raise money for children with cancer

Students stood at the corner and called for people to grab a glass at their Avon Lemonade Stand in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The shouts of “lemonade” could be heard throughout the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea as Avon Elementary School [AES] students raised $908 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

The kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes banded together on Monday, June 11, for an hour to raise funds for the charity, which raises money for childhood cancer research.

“Even in the younger grades, we find it so important to give service learning opportunities like this to our students,” first-grade teacher Abbey Lemeris said. “Our lemonade stand raised money for a good cause, brought our community together and helped our students to learn and grow in a real life experience.”

According to Ms. Lemeris, the students were extremely excited to be a part of making a difference in the world for kids just like them.

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