The Best Lemonade Stands in America 2008
2008 Best Story Winner: Emily, Valerie, and Matthew, Ages 11 and 7, Kaysville, Utah
These three neighbors got together to build a lemonade stand for a cause close to their hearts -- they all have a sibling who has battled cancer. The stand was named "Eliza and Liz's Lemonade Stand" to honor their siblings and to let people know that they were raising money for childhood cancer. Posters that talked about Eliza and Liz's diagnosis and treatment were displayed next to the stand and added a personal touch to the cause. The stand was built out of PVC pipes and it was designed to be tall and wide to allow a lot of people to congregate in the area. The goal was to raise $1,000, but by the end of the weekend, Emily, Valerie, and Matthew had far exceeded it -- they raised $5,459 in total.