Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shelton girls’ lemonade stand nets $1,500 for Smilow Cancer Hospital

Left to right: Alex D’Amico, Emma D’Amico and Megan Loiacano ( contributed photo)

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SHELTON >> When three local girls decided to set up an old-fashioned lemonade stand in their neighborhood, they never imagined more than $1,500 would pour in.

Twin sisters Alex and Emma D’Amico, 11, along with their friend Megan Loiacano, 10, who call themselves “3 For Faith,” set up shop at the end of Bristol Drive on Saturday. At the end of the day, when all the lemonade was gone and the baked goods devoured, the girls counted their stash, and it totaled just a little over $1,500.

The girls, according to Alex and Emma’s mom, Amy D’Amico, a teacher at Perry Hill School, set a goal to raise $750. The D’Amico girls are no strangers to fund-raising, and two previous lemonade sales they held in 2013 netted them more than $500 on their first go-round.

At Saturday’s event, the girls couldn’t believe the generosity of the people stopping by their brightly colored stand, which featured a bright yellow ‘lemonade’ pennant banner strung across a table clad in a bright yellow tablecloth. The girls sported matching tie-dyed T-shirts.
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