For the third year, Hill Country Chicken will host a lemonade stand to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) on tomorrow’s National Lemonade Day. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the fried chicken joint will be serving homemade lemonade in front of the restaurant at 25th Street and Broadway, according to a release.
Alexandra “Alex” Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, started a lemonade stand in 2000 after she turned four years old, to help other children who also had cancer. People all over the world had their own lemonade stands to contribute to the cause, and by August 2004, Alex had raised over $1 million before she passed away. Hill Country Chicken is among those who plan to further the cause in her honor, and aims to raise at least $5000 during tomorrow’s event.
People are encouraged to donate for a cup of lemonade, or buy the drink inside for $2.50. All the sales from the lemonade, both indoors and outdoors, will benefit the ALSF. For a sweet snack, customers can purchase Hill Country Chicken’s lemon chess pie. The pie sales, as well as donations from the Make-Your-Own-Lemonade Kit, which consists of a mason jar with two lemons, sugar, and a lemonade recipe, will support the foundation.
The proceeds will fund research projects to find cures for childhood cancer, so a small donation for a cup of lemonade that could help others is, well, a sweet deal.