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Town of Tonawanda family cancels charitable lemonade stand

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 08, 2020

Eight-year-old Fiona Klein, and her 10-year-old sister, Ani are learning the importance of giving at a young age.

For the last few years, their Town of Tonawanda family has held a charitable lemonade stand.

“You can raise money for things that are important to us, right?,” asked the girls’ mother, Marney.

Marney said last year they raised more than $700 selling lemonade and donated it to the western New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We got so many people. We are only going to have it from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. But, people kept coming,” Marney said.

But, because of COVID-19, they’ve decided to cancel it this year.

“I don’t really know and can’t fathom how we can sell lemonade with a mask on and somebody wants to drink it,” Marney explained.

Marney said the girls are disappointed but they get it. They’re now learning an important lesson in understanding.