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Bettendorf kids raise over $2,700 for veterans through lemonade sale

Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 5:16 PM CDT
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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) - A group of kids in Bettendorf set up their own lemonade stand called ‘Kids for Vets’ this Memorial Day weekend. All money raised goes toward veterans to thank them for their service. The annual lemonade project got started last year when they raised one thousand dollars throughout the summer.

According to their mother, the group ended up raising $2,776.41 for the project, far exceeding their goal of $2,000 for the weekend.

“It got started when Annabelle wanted a lemonade stand for her birthday,” says Lucas Folland.

The lemonade stand was ‘pay what you want’ and the kids say the giving back makes the lemonade stand even more special.

“They gave and they lost their moms and dads in the army. We want to help America through this tough time,” says Folland.

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