Kai Sato had an idea to help raise money for the cash-strapped Madison Valley and Madison Park community councils.
It’s worth mentioning that Sato just graduated fifth grade from McGilvra Elementary.
He and his good friend and classmate Colten Robbins have parents involved in the respective councils, and thought a sunny Saturday afternoon would be a great time to head to the Madison Park beach with some sweet drinks.
At $2 a pop, the lemonade helped the boys raise more than $70.
Hunter Robbins, Colten’s father and the communications director of the Madison Park Community Council, said the boys had fun, and while $70 doesn’t seem like much, it was a good sign the community supported the groups.
“About 80 percent went to Madison Valley, and money is tighter for them, so we’re pretty happy about that,” he said.
Sato’s mother is Cherie Sato, the treasurer for the Madison Valley Community Council.
People could choose which group to donate too with separate boxes at the lemonade stand.
Two competing lemonade stands were out at the beach as well, giving Colten and Kai a run for their (parents’) money.
“Parents who knew the two came down and really made an effort to acknowledge what the two were doing,” Robbins said. ‘They had friends come down and everyone had fun.”