Pine Township Families Host Their 5th Annual Charity Lemonade Stand


By Paula Green

        There’s nothing like an icy-cold glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade to quench one’s thirst.  Neighbors in on Pine Township community are looking forward to serving up plenty of the citrus delight for a worthy cause.

         The 5th annual Woodland Farms Lemonade Stand will take place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 15, on the corner of Pinkerton Road and Scarlet Circle in Wexford.

          For the past four years, Jen Braim and Charlene Cottrell have hosted this fundraiser along with their families and friends.  They will be working hard at again this year and the ladies look forward to the camaraderie that this fundraiser produces.  “Students in the Pine-Richland School District as well as several other children in the neighborhood participate and make this a fun and successful event,” said Braim.

          There is no cost for the lemonade but a donation is greatly appreciated.  A free home-baked cookie is given to anyone who makes a donation.  To-go cups and a drive-up service will be provided.  Dog treats and water will be available for four-legged friends.

           All proceeds of the Woodland Farms Lemonade Stand benefit the national children’s charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  This foundation was founded in 2000 by Alexandria “Alex” Scott of Manchester, Conn.

           Alex was born on Jan. 18, 1996 and shortly before her first birthday, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer.  When she was four-years old she held her first lemonade stand in her front yard to raise funds to battle pediatric cancers.  Amazingly, she collected $2,000 on her inaugural effort.

            The folks of Woodland Farms are committed to helping with this cause.  Their goal this year is to raise $1,200.  To date, the Pine-Richland neighbors have raised over $2,500 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Donations can be made online at

            Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $140 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.  For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, visit