Often times the kids are much wiser than we give them credit for. At eleven and twelve years old, Landry Nelon and Lauren Roach knew exactly what to do with those lemons. As the saying goes, they made lemonade, and lots of it for the five police officers that were killed in Dallas. “At first we thought we would get about $100, but after we got to about $5,000, we realized we could really get this really high up,” says Lauren. Over twenty gallons of lemonade, cookies and brownies – made up some posters, and in typical American style – people gave. They gave a lot, the young ladies presented a $10,000 check to the five families at the Dallas Police Association building.
The Next Leap Forward
These young girls will carry this feeling with them throughout their lives. “It feels good to know we are making a difference in people’s lives, that makes us feel great inside.” said Lauren. And feeling great inside is a good thing.
All too often, children are sheltered from real life news stories. The risk is that they hear them from other kids in school or in the neighborhood. It’s far better if the kids hear these stories from parents. Just like in this story – it could have a profound impact on these young minds.
You may even find traces of lemons close by…