Meet the Lemonade Squad



From left, Claire Keylich, Presly Moos, Cianna Acevedo, Addison Perez, with Robyn Miller. A special thank you to “Grandpa” Edward and Maria Sanchez for the lemonade stand. COURTESY PHOTO | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

From left, Claire Keylich, Presly Moos, Cianna Acevedo, Addison Perez, with Robyn Miller. A special thank you to “Grandpa” Edward and Maria Sanchez for the lemonade stand. COURTESY PHOTO | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

On August 3, young hearts in the community hosted a surprise lemonade stand/garage sale/ bake sale with all proceeds donated to Mrs. Robyn Miller, a fellow community member.

Mrs. Miller was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2018 and says, “The community and my kids friends rallied around me with love and support. I have had great success with treatment and each day is a blessing.” She continued, “And then these little girls, being the best friends of my youngest daughter went above and beyond and did this for me and our family. It’s a testament to the town of Pleasanton and the families that live here that there is wonderful in this world.”

Although the girls are only in 5th grade, they understood the severity of such a situation and were inspired to take charge and help out in a way that benefit their friend’s family. Spending the day baking and advertising, they raised $1,168, the girls’ best selling item being their cupcakes and cookies which promptly sold out. “People were just ready to buy stuff!” said Claire Keylich.

“It was all the girls idea. One day Claire came home and mentioned starting up a lemonade stand sale with baked goods and friends” said Jennifer Keylich, the idea later included a garage sale. Alma Perez said, “They asked to have it here at my house and I said of course! The girls came up with the garage sale idea so they could draw in more people.”

For the event, Cianna Acevedo even designed matching shirts the girls wore themselves, branding the crew as the “Lemonade Squad”. “My favorite part was surprising Mrs. Robyn” agreed Presley Moos and Addison Perez. The gals intend to seasonally support, so keep an eye out for a coco stand this winter.

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