Aug 3, 2023

Grace and June Hendrian, daughters of Adam and Kellea Hendrian of Quincy, IL, are excited to announce they will once again host a Lemon-Aid Stand for Good to benefit The Salvation Army. The Hendrian sisters invite other children to join them in raising funds for The Salvation Army through a community-wide Lemon-Aid Stand for Good event on Saturday, September 2.


"We invite other families, church groups, teams, and anyone looking to give back to the community to join our family in Doing The Most Good by hosting a Lemon-Aid Stand," stated Kellea Hendrian. "Hosting a stand is great for so many reasons. First, it teaches kids empathy and compassion. Second, it's great for the parents because they can see their kids happy and thriving and doing something for others. Lastly, the children are creating memories that will last a lifetime."


This special event will be held Saturday, September 2. Most stands will be open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. While Grace and June's stand will be located at Hardy's Radiator (North 12th across from the Illinois Veterans Home entrance), children across The Salvation Army Quincy Area Command service area (Adams, Pike, & Brown Counties in Illinois and Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Shelby, and Monroe Counties in Missouri) are encouraged to host a stand at their homes or local businesses. Each Lemon-Aid Stand can customize what drinks and treats they want to sell.


Lemon-Aid Stand participants must contact Tina Lewis at 217-231-5626 to register their stand. The registration deadline is August 18. The Salvation Army will provide each stand with a start-up kit. The kit will include an iconic Red Kettle, tablecloth, official Grace & June's Lemon-Aid Stand signage, and payment information for The Salvation Army. All funds raised during this event will be given directly to The Salvation Army's Family Services, which combats homelessness and hunger by working with individuals to assess needs and provide resources.


Grace and June's Lemon-Aid Stand History:

In 2019, Grace asked her mom if she could have a lemonade stand with the intent to donate all the proceeds to a local charity. Kellea instructed her to consider what organization for which she'd like to raise money. Intending to raise $100 for the Quincy Salvation Army, Grace surpassed her goal by $900. She and her parents appreciated the financial support and encouragement from family members, out-of-town friends, and the Quincy community. In 2021, June joined her sister in fundraising for The Salvation Army. The girls raised $2,320, surpassing their goal of $1250 or 500 meals for families in need. In 2022 Grace and June continued their tradition of lending a hand up to those in need by inviting the community to join them in Doing the Most Good and hosting Lemon-Aid Stands across The Salvation Army Quincy Area Commend service area. Having raised over $11,000 to date for The Salvation Army, Grace and June are excited to see what 2023 will bring for their fundraising efforts.

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