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Lemonade Fundraiser Coming To Riverbank
Lemonade Stand

The recent warm weather, and lack of rain, has given a local youngster the idea to set up a lemonade stand in one of the parks in the Crossroads area of Riverbank. And she’s combining her love of art with the beverage dispensing.

The neighborhood on Chancellor Way is the location, at Silva Park. The lemonade stand will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.

According to Veronica de la Cruz, her six-year-old daughter, Camilla, wants to set up a lemonade/snack stand to raise some money for the art classes she’s taking.

“So we thought, why not have a mini art gallery while we’re at it?” de la Cruz noted. “So, next Saturday, if you want to see an adorable artist and her work, stop by and boost her confidence.”

According to de la Cruz, her daughter has already started drawing detailed art at a young age.

“Last month, I decided to put her in the art class at Stuff and Things in downtown Riverbank,” mom explained. “Her first piece was a picture of our family dog, finished in only three sessions.”

The youngster also has displayed an entrepreneurial side as well.

“She’s been bugging me about having a lemonade stand, saying she wants to use all the money earned for her art classes, so I finally agreed. Then we thought, why not show off the art work that she’s earning the money for,” de la Cruz added.

The stand will also feature mini candy bars and chips in addition to the lemonade; each cup of lemonade and a snack will be $1.

The local mom said her young artist is “super excited” about the prospect of hosting the lemonade stand, and has already started another painting.