THANKS TO EVERYONE IN THIS GREAT COMMUNITY FOR MAKING THE 4th BOWLING GREEN ALEX'S LEMONADE DAY SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
We surpassed our goal and had the biggest year yet in the fight against childhood cancer. So many kids and families in this community put a lot of effort into this event and the hard work paid off!! More details to come but wanted to thank everyone who played a part in this day. Special thanks to Drs. Simpson and Compton and their entire staff for hosting a great Country Time Lemonade Grand Stand last night!! It was a fantastic ending to a great project!!
The 4th annual Bowling Green Alex's Lemonade Stand Day is this Saturday, July 12th 2008!!!!
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We are off to a great start with lots of big news!!!! This event would not be possible without the over 300 kids and their families who have volunteered to help this year!!! Thank you!!!! Many warren county children have been affected by childhood cancer and research is so important but so underfunded. The grants that Alex's Lemonade Foundation support are making a difference. Please visit alexslemonade.org for more information about the grants they support.
Thanks to Johnston Boyd and The Vision Group for allowing us to be a part of Traditions at Lover's Lane Picnic in the Park for Habitat for Humanity. We raised over $200 and Mr. Boyd made the most amazing lemonade stands for us to use and keep!!! (Pictured to the left, complete with wiring for electricity and umbrella shade) Thank you Mr. Boyd and his staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Each year this event has grown and we are so excited that we already have over 25 stands around town and one big Country Time Lemonade Grand Stand later in the afternoon planned for 1030 US 31 w By-Pass at Simpson and Compton orthodontics. Please support all the kids in Warren County who will be working so hard hosting lemonade stands!!!
Current locations include: Highland Way, Rockfield school, Beddington Park, Briarwood, IGA at Plano and the new IGA at Lovers Lane, Ford's Furniture, Hunting Creek, Hidden River, Independence Bank on Nashville Road, Springhill Pharmacy, Medical Center, Bent Tree, Barrington Manor, Talbot Place, Deer Meadow, Greenwood Park Church of Christ, Sutherland Farms, Hunters Crossing and Claiborne Farms, Crossridge, Fountain Trace, Plano Store, Greystone, Walnut Ridge, 3338 Smallhouse Road, Smiths Grove IGA and one in Morgantown. . Everyone works so hard so please visit a stand near you!! We always enjoy hearing the stories of how the lemonade stands have helped bring neighborhoods together. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and what a great way for everyone to be involved in a great cause. No one is too old or young for this event!!
We have many people to thank for helping us plan this event!! Thanks to Country Time Lemonade, Simpson and Compton Orthodontics and Independence Bank for their sponsorship. All volunteers received a T-shirt thanks to Simpson and Compton and Independence bank.
Also, special thank's to Chris Cohron, Warren County Commonwealth Attorney, for sponsoring a bounce house for the big event and to Sam's club of Bowling Green for a gift card to help buy supplies!! Kristen Oliver and family will host a cupcake walk, Ann Bolin and girls will be sponsoring nail painting, face painting by Amy Jarboe and Jason Martin, Bike helmet coupons, cornhole game and otherr "kid's are special" items by Hughes and Coleman, ambulance tours by the Medical center and Fire truck by the Bowling Green Fire department. ...and more!!!
Please join us from 4-7 at Simpson and Compton for a great time!! Inflatable, dunking booth, games, giveaways, raffle and more!! Thanks to Raffertys and Kohl's Department Store volunteer. Mitchell's Bar-b Que will be set up with hot dogs, hamburgers and other food items. Chaney's Dairy Barn will have complimentary scoops while supplies last! And of course, free lemonade!!!
However, we still need more help. We are looking for more volunteers and donations of any items to have at the big stand for our raffle and giveaways Thanks for the following for donating items for our Raffle:
WaterWorks Auto Wash- Campbell Lane/Bakersfield Way( gift cards)
Werner-Lowe Gifts (Vera Bradley bag)
Greenwood Ford Lincoln Mercury
Regal Car Wash
Simpson and Compton Orhodontics
Trio Art Stationary
Chez Ami (outfit and $40 gift certifiacte) compliments of Lisa Harmon
Lia Sophia packages from Dana Gibbs
Please contact us to find out how you can help!! It's a great cause and we know you would love to be a part of it!!!
Look for an article about the History of the Bowling Green lemonade day in the July Soky Happenings and Midday and AM KY on WBKO on July 7th and 9th and info from the Daily News. Please contact Riley for more information at 270-799-1093 and bookmark this page so you can check back often for updates!!! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about my brothers visit caringbridge.org/ky/reidmiller
Dont forget when life throws you lemons, make lemonade (or host a stand)!!