Sisters lemonade stand a thirst quencher on a hot Monday

Izzy and Ava Scott had a great idea to collect money for floaties - hold a lemonade and ice tea stand on a hot summer Monday in Beaver Bank. (Healey photo)

BEAVER BANK: On a hot summer day who could resist some tasty lemonade and iced tea?

Sisters Izzy and Ava Scott setup a lemonade and iced tea stand outside their mom’s home at the corner of Pennington Drive and Mayflower Avenue in Beaver Bank on July 13.

The two were collecting donations from those who stopped by to grab a mini cup of lemonade or iced tea to raise money towards buying floaties so they can go swimming in Tucker Lake. Any extra money would be used towards getting more lemons for another lemonade stand day in August.

“We wanted to get some floaties to go to Tucker Lake so we thought we could do this,” said a shy Izzy Scott when The Laker News stopped by.

By about 3 p.m., the initiative had collected more than $135 in donations, more then enough to get their floaties. Community residents and businesses that heard of the stand on Beaver Bank Community Watch FB page sent donations by e-transfer to the girls.

At the end of the day they had raised $160, enough to purchase the floaties they wanted.

There was even a surprise visit from three Halifax District RCMP officers in two cruisers. That had mom Angy a bit worried.

“I saw them come and was like “girls what did you do,” she said with a chuckle.

Three Halifax District RCMP officers stopped by the lemonade stand. Here two of the police are pictured getting some lemonade and iced tea. (Submitted photo)

It meant a lot for the cops to stop by. They enjoyed their drinks of lemonade and iced tea from the girls before heading back out on patrol.

“That was pretty cool of them,” said Izzy.

The Laker News’ Pat Healey can attest to the deliciousness of the lemonade after he stopped in about 2:30 p.m. to thirst his quench on the hot day while out and about.

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