From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – Caroline Summers may not be the first kid to think of setting up a lemonade stand to earn money for her favorite charity, but when it comes to branding, she probably has most young entrepreneurs beat.
The resourceful Hewitt-Trussville Middle School sixth grader has put in a lot of time and effort over the past week not only creating her own logo, but printing it, cutting it out and adhering it to well over 100 cups.
She’ll be using those cups — and some cute straws she found to go with them — to serve customers this Saturday at a stand set up in her grandparents’ yard at 117 Parkway Drive from noon until 2:30 p.m.
Each cup of ice-cold lemonade will sell for $1, but additional donations will gladly be accepted. Every penny of the proceeds will go to “No Longer,” a ministry that supports the Casa Amor orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
The daughter of Chad and Monique Summers, Caroline likely inherited her creative bent from her father, the director of media at First Baptist Trussville.
“This has ALL been her,” he said. “She’s been working on it all week just to give it all away, and the detail she’s put into this thing puts me to shame.”