It was ALOT of hard work by ALOT of people, but from 11-4 on Sunday (9/7/08) we stood on our corner and yelled, "Lemonade for Alzheimer's". Most people just gave money and didn't take any of the drinks or snacks we were selling. In fact, we had to BEG people to at least take something for their generosity. Raising the money was great, but it was also just as much fun getting to know our neighbors. Many we knew, but others I had not known. It's a blessing to know that there are so many people that care - not just for us, but for the millions of other families coping with this hideous disease. There are SO MANY good people out there and today proved it. Our first cutomer was a young boy around 6-7. We had teenagers riding in their cars with friends, we had people my age and older people. It was amazing to see the age span of people that would literally go out of their way. In fact, about an hour after we had packed up, and I was BBQ-ing in the backyard for Courtney's friends, my mom said the doorbell rang. It was a young girl wh said that she heard we were collecting money for Alzheimer's....she left $10.00. She could have just kept walking when she saw that our stand was no longer out, but instead she took the next step and rang our bell to give to this cause.
(The picture is in front of our house with all our supporters. It shows the chart on the left that indicates we surpassed our goal of $300.00. Not pictured is my brother who was running an erand for me and was an intergral part of the sale this year).