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Learning at Lemonade Day

Dear Editor:

The students of Aspen Elementary School who ran the Log Cabin Lemonade stand at Above the Salt on June 30 would like to send a big thanks to everyone who helped to make Lemonade Day Aspen a huge success.

Through this communitywide initiative, our student entrepreneurs learned many aspects of starting and running a business, spending and saving money, and perhaps most importantly, sharing. The efforts of our one stand will enable us to share $300 with Gus the Bus, a signature project of the Aspen Community Foundation. Gus the Bus is a preschool on wheels for children in Rifle and New Castle. The students chose to share their profits with Gus the Bus, remembering how exciting and educational their preschool experience was for them, and not being able to imagine missing this opportunity.

In addition, the students who worked the lemonade stand now can open a savings account at Alpine Bank with their portion of the profits, with the bank depositing the first $5 for each registered participant.

Last, we will spend some money on a group ice-cream party, celebrating our teamwork and success. Congratulations to the youth of each and every stand for a job well done!

Thank you, Lemonade Day founder Michael Holthouse, Heather Hicks and the Buddy Program, Aspen School District and students Jack Paley and Drew Altman, Jayne Poss and the Aspen Community Foundation, CP Restaurants, Bodi Francis and his dad, Rodi Quitiquit for building us the Log Cabin stand, Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Co., event sponsors, all of the students who ran the business, as well as their parents, who helped to make this possible. Thank you to all of our customers, locals and tourists alike, who stopped by and generously supported us. It certainly was a team effort and a lot of fun!

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Lemonade Day Aspen is an educational and philanthropic event for youth that I hope to see in our community for years to come. For more information on how to get involved, please visit aspen.lemonadeday.org, and you can also follow this event on Facebook.

Kim Knol and the students of

Aspen Elementary School

Aspen