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Local girls raise money for needy in area

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kyleigh Horrello and Ashleigh Robinson sell lemonade to benefit Heavenly Manna For His Children in Hardy June17. Photo/Tammy Curtis
Two young girls gave of themselves to help others, proving even the smallest act of kindness can cause a ripple effect within a community, where there is a definite need.

Kyleigh Horrelo, 11, visiting her father, Derek Horrello, in the Hardy area for the summer, and Ashleigh Robinson, the 9-year-old daughter of John Robinson of Hardy, raised $4.50 for Heavenly Manna For His Children in Hardy by selling hand drawn signs that reflect the importance of giving and making others happy.

The girls also spent their own money to buy supplies to have a lemonade stand June 16 at the Hardy business.

Horrello, a resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., said part of the money used was money she had saved to buy her father a gift for Father's Day.

She said she came up with the idea to donate it and he was very proud of her.

When asked how the girls came up with the idea they said they had seen others sell things for money and thought it would be great to raise money to help people. They said, "I want to make other kids happy just like us."

The girls peddled their pink lemonade in the heat and together raised money which was donated to buyfood for the food pantry housed at the business.

Owner Jim Butler said he is very proud of these young girls.

In comparision, many gifts given to charities are only a small portion of a person's earnings. These two girls are shining examples of giving of themselves, as they gave everything they made from both fundraisers to charity.

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