The Day Care Center of New London was a buzz last Friday when youngsters took to the curb with brightly colored signs announcing their delicious yellow and pink lemonade. Hannah, Saige and Rachel of the Day Care were curbside, in their own lawn chairs, waving handmade signs to draw people’s attention.
The Day Care Center of New London set up the lemonade stand to help offset the cost of the school-age summer program for the student’s parents. This summer the fee for the school-age program was $180, but with fundraisers that were held last summer, that cost was cut to just $75 per student. Through this program the school-age children get to enjoy trips to Funset Boulevard, Bay Beach, a Timber Rattler game, Oshkosh Water Park, a Lambeau Field tour, Build-A-Bear for Charity, Monkey Joe’s and much more.
A dozen students of the day care floated in and out of the lemonade stand, grateful to be outside after two weeks of rainy weather. Brayden and Myah helped pour a large cup of delicious pink lemonade, and topped it off with a slice of fresh lemon, adding a special flower straw, made by these budding artists.
“We’ve been planning this for several weeks now, and we’re fortunate to have a day it didn’t rain,” said Katie Hintzke of the Day Care Center. The coordinator behind this activity, Hintzke saw the fun and learning potential the children could have with a lemonade stand, while raising funds for field trips this summer.
“They have been part of the planning all along, so they knew exactly what it takes to get this done,” said Hintzke. “And they are learning as they go. It’s fun to see them counting change and running the business.”
If you missed the lemonade stand, there is another planned for Friday, July 8 that includes a brat fry. A third lemonade stand will be set up Friday, Aug. 12. Both will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – look for the bright signs at 1825 S. Division Street.