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Thursday, May 20, 2010

From my inbox this morning:
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The following event this Saturday is put together by homeschooling middle school students and will feature a great rummage sale with outstanding books and educational materials, a mini- carnival complete with a petting zoo, live music, games, raffle, baked goods and refreshing lemonade.
Every dollar collected feeds SIX kids!

Lemon-Aid is a fundraiser for “Doctors Without Borders”
May 22, 10:00am–3:00pm
Circle Church, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz

Here is the inspiring history of this event:
Former homeschooling student, Franziska Monahan, created Lemon-Aid up in San Lorenzo Valley 10 years ago.
She set up a card table and made a pitcher of lemonade and within a few hours of work earned $20!
Her parents felt she needed to pick a charity and donate the proceeds. She donated all of her earnings to “The Heifer Project,” a charity that provides livestock to people in need worldwide. Her $20 was enough to buy a flock of chickens. This charitable cause inspired young Franny to create Lemon-Aid complete with a mini-carnival, petting zoo, and awesome rummage sale.
After 10 years and 10 Lemon-Aid fundraisers up in San Lorenzo Valley, Franny brought Lemon-Aid to Santa Cruz.

Last year, AFE middle schoolers held Lemon-Aid downtown Santa Cruz and raised $1267 for Doctors without Borders!
This year, the event will take place this Saturday May 22, from 10:00am–3:00pm at the Circle Church.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Hannah A-Y, 427-3825 or captainbob@baymoon.com


Jasmin

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