It may be dog-gone hot outside in Lake Havasu City, but local kids offered a cool glass of lemonade to quench the need for liquid.
Dane Millsaps, age 7, Bryn Millsaps, age 4, Carston George, age 5, and Cayden George, age 3, set up a lemonade stand on their corner to raise money to buy dog food for the pets at the Western Arizona Humane Society this week.
The idea for the lemonade stand and to raise money for pet food came from Dane Millsaps. The children raised $190 in two days.
“I really wanted to raise money for dogs, I really love dogs. I thought people would really want some lemonade,” Millsaps said.
“We are so thankful for our incredibly generous hard-working youth of Lake Havasu City. These kids decided to complete a project to help another in need and there is nothing better to hear these days than a story like this. Makes us all proud to have such great kids in our small home town. Keep up the great work,” said Steve Jenkins of the Western Arizona Humane Society.
“Dane has such a big heart. He came up with this idea all on his own. He was very excited about a lemonade stand. When I asked him what he would do with the money, he told me he wanted to give it to the animal shelter. He wanted to feed the dogs. He even took his own money to buy the lemonade. I love that he wants to give and he truly cares about animals. I’m very impressed on how much he raised and how hard he worked on this,” said Brittney Millsaps, Dane Millsaps’ mom. She also helped oversee the fundraiser, along with Nicole George.
To read another RiverScene story on the Millsaps family, click here.