Penticton, 6, sells lemonade and baked goods to alleviate wildfires – Penticton Western News


A local six-year-old will sell lemonade, homemade cookies and brownies to support the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT).

Harper’s mother Dana Wilmot-Chapman, six, said her daughter had wanted to organize a lemonade stand since last year, but due to COVID-19, they felt it would be smarter to wait before installing one.

“The other day, after knowing there was a fire on the mountain and going to see it and talk about it, she asked if she could help by getting money from her lemonade stand to plant trees. or help the animals, ”Wilmot-Chapman said in Penticton. Westerner.

She says her daughter has always been a helper and calls Harper’s kindness her super power.

After checking out a local Facebook group, Wilmot-Chapman and Harper chose ALERT, a southern Okanagan emergency shelter that, during the peak of wildfires in early August, helped shelter more than 100 evacuated animals in the region.

Harper will be joined by her friend from the neighborhood Ellie, where the two will sell lemonade for 25 cents and “brownies and baked cookies that she baked with her Nana” for 50 cents.

Both will be at 263 Bassett Street in Penticton, near Queens Park School, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday (September 4).

A poster that Harper’s mother made for the lemonade stand (Dana Wilmot-Chapman / Facebook)

“I feel like we could bake more cookies tonight… I’m blown away by the response,” Wilmot-Chapman said, adding that Harper “is so excited! That’s all she can talk about these days. -this.

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