Lemonade stands across Tyler raise money for new park

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:54pm

New and improved renovations have been approved for Southside Park. These include a sports court, music garden, and pavilion. So on Saturday, lemonade stands will pop up around Tyler to raise money for the project.

KETK spoke with Amanda Storer, the AMBUCS volunteer project coordinator, who said, "We're going to have stands located throughout the city, and people in the community are putting up these lemonade stands, families" . These stands can be found at the park, in the Azalea district, and the Holly Tree area. The stands will be in business from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Storer said, "So really for us it's more about visibility, more about getting community involvement, and more about you being a part of the project". The project will cost more than $700,000, and they are still in need of $300,000. Storer said, "It's going to take this park that has a capacity for about 60 kids, and going to expand it to greater than six times its size. It's going to be a great addition to our community".

Later that day, Rocket Fizz will be hosting a children's festival and silent auction. The auction will feature a signed football from Matt Flynn, current NFL player and former Tyler Lee Red Raider. Store owner, Steve Farmer, said, "We're going to have a lot of fun here tomorrow. We're going to have a face painter here from JuJubilee's, we're going to have Corn Puff the Clown, we're going to have Batman here, the original Batman is going to make an appearance". All to benefit the children.

If you would like to sign up to register your own lemonade stand, click: http://www.southsidepark.org/lemonade/ .

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