Lemonade Stand for Good Cause

By Christian Heilman

Published 07/12 2014 06:11PM

Updated 07/12 2014 06:27PM

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY -- During the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Phebe and her friends set up shop.
Phebe Herlocher said, “We're making and selling lemonade and cookies.”
It's getting the attention of visitors and art vendors nearby.
Stephen Ray, an art vendor, said, “This is the best spot of any show I've ever done mainly because of the kids behind me.”
But it's not the lemonade that's grabbing people's attention.
Sharon Herlocher, Phebe’s mother, said “It feels great and I am unbelievably proud of them.”
The money they make goes to Kirk Ebbs, a 49 year old marine veteran who was diagnosed in April with stage four lung cancer.
Caroline Paterno, who sells lemonade with the group, said, “When someone serves your country, you have to do something nice for them. That's how I feel. “
The kids have been finding and helping different groups over the last seven years. Their mark is much more than the lemonade they make.
Suzanne Van Kirk, who received support last year, said, “The words of encouragement are so meaningful when you're just trying to get through a very tough situation.”
Kirk Ebbs, who is receiving support from the stand this year, said “I can't thank them enough. It's been absolutely incredible what they're doing.”
Ray said “That's a pretty cool lemonade stand. I think that should get the ribbon for best in show.”
They're hoping to raise $1,000 for the Ebbs family and do it again for another deserving group next year.
You can find more information about Kirk Ebbs at his website.

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