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July 3, 2013

Drink stand serves noble purpose

Six-year-old Jaden Rief has a lemonade stand in her front yard on Forrest Lane, but she isn’t looking to buy candy or a puppy, she’s raising money to help homeless veterans.

“There was a commercial showing people who were hurt in the Army, so I decided to raise money to help build homes for them,” Jaden explained.

The stand, which consists of a card table and sign and a big urn of pink lemonade, has been a family project, though. Dad had to get up at 6 a.m. Wednesday to help her set up, and “Granpy” and “Aunty Shay” are providing the lemonade so all the proceeds go for the cause. Helping out with the stand is 4-year-old brother Jordan, and mom keeps a close eye on the proceedings, as well.

Jaden admits she doesn’t know very many veterans, except her father, of course.

“My daddy was in the Army,” she said. “i’ve heard he was in Iraq.”

Jaden has been home-schooled so far, but next fall she’ll be entering second grade, according to mom Jennifer Rief.

There’s no set price for a plastic cup of lemonade, it’s merely donations, Jennifer said.

The family is taking the long weekend off, but Jaden expects to be back manning the lemonade mines on Monday.

The petite blonde with an armful of stuffed bunny admits this is her first business venture, sort of.

“Only Girl Scout cookies. This is my first time doing lemonade,” she said, adding: “I don’t have a permit and the city hasn’t come after me at all.”

No permits are required for children’s lemonade stands, according to Audrey Sloan, Corsicana planning and zoning director.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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