WAKEFIELD CO-OPERATIVE BANK’S lemonAID stand was, at times, covered by (from left) Owen Kelly, Megan Van Drope, Nicholas Wedemeier, Madeline Wedemeier and Finn Terry. (Jennie Terry Photo)

Published in the September 28, 2018 edition

WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Co-operative Bank held a “Lemonade + Free Money Sidewalk Sale” as part of Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce’s town-wide “Sidewalk Sale” event this past Saturday, September 22, encouraging residents to shop local.

The Wakefield Co-operative Bank lemonAID sale was run by Wakefield students Owen Kelly, Megan Van Drope, Maura Riley, Madeline Wedemeier, Nicholas Wedemeier, and Zacchaeus Zivan and raised $413, all of which has been donated to Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence to assist families affected by the gas explosions on September 13.

The bank also gave away free money to anyone who posted a photo of themselves at the lemonade sale to Facebook with the hashtag #lemonAID.

“We are floored by the kindness and intellect of the students who volunteered their time last week to help others,” said Jennie Terry, Marketing Manager at the bank. “These kids were happy being part of something bigger than themselves, something beyond Wakefield, and it was amazing to see. We thank all the incredibly generous people who stopped by to donate and also the Chamber for organizing a terrific event to support and draw foot traffic to our local merchants.”