Lemonade Stand '11

Last year, we decided to have a Lemonade Stand in our neighborhood to help raise money for our team. We were hoping to raise a couple gundred dollars, but...the first annual Ellie Belly Lemonade stand was more successful that we ever couple have imagined. We raised.....

$720!!!!! In just 5 hours! That, combined with online donation from our neighbors, and our neighborhood donated about $1000!

Here is the message I write out after the big day, with some pictures. We plan on having another lemonade stand this year!


Thank you  to all who came out. We estimate over 100 people came out to support us. It was a fantastic afternoon!
We also wanted to thank our parents and my Aunt Sandy for coming out to help us set up and man the stand, and BIG thanks to my cousin Debra for making YUMMY lemon baked goodies to sell. Seriously BEST lemon pie EVER!!! Also it was so great to have Justin's Uncle John here from Hawaii. 

Here are some pictures from the big day!


When Life Gives You Lemons...

First Annual Ellie Belly Lemonade Stand
When: Saturday April 16th 11am-4pm
Where: At Esella's home (email TeamEsella@hotmail.com for directions)
What: When life gives you lemons (aka Arthritis) make lemonade! Our very own Ellie Belly Jelly Bean (aka Esella) will be hosting her first Lemonade Stand! However, this won't be just ANY lemonade stand...This lemonade stand comes with prizes! Buying a cup of lemonade or a tasty lemon treat gets you one free raffle ticket and additional raffle tickets will be available for a small charge. 100% of the proceeds from the lemonade stand and the raffle will go directly to the Arthritis Foundation under Esella's name. In addition to Lemonade and Raffle prizes, there will be some yummy goodies to snack on and fun goodies for the kids!

There will plenty of fun, family raffle prizes including gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, beauty products,  and a gift certificate for Jenn Hoffman Photography valued at over $200! Please scroll down for a list of our fantastic raffle prizes. 

The raffle will take place around 4pm on April 16th. You do not need to be present to win. If you cannot make it to the lemonade stand but would like to purchase raffle tickets, please email us at TeamEsella@hotmail.com. 

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation directly to the Arthritis Foundation under Esella's name, you can do so by following this link

Good luck!

Raffle Prizes

Gift Certificate for Jenn Hoffmann Photography
Session fee plus mounted 11x14 print
Valued at over $200
Donated by Jenn Hoffmann

Gift Certificate For Stella & Dot Jewelery
Boutique style Jewelry and accessories 
Valued at $75
Donated by Meghan Quick, Stella & Dot Stylist

Mary Kay product and Gift Certificate
Skincare and cosmetic products
Valued at $75
Donated by Amy Figone, Independent Beauty Consultant

Gift Certificate for Linkel Designs
Beautiful Handmade Jewelry and Accessories
Valued at $25
Gift Card for Paper Box Press
Paperbox Press offers invitations, birth announcements, personalized stationery, party printables, and other custom paper goods. 
Valued at $25
Donated by Jill DeMichiel

Mary Kay Beauty Products Goodie Bag
Cleansers, scrubs, lotions
Valued at $99
Donated by Cindy Friederichs, Independent Beauty Director
925-828-8422   mkcindy@comcast.net
Gift Certificate to Eddie Papa’s American Hangout Restaurant
Valued at $30
Donated by Edward Westmoreland

Adorable Children’s “Tie” long sleeve t-shirt by Fancy Stuff  
Custom made tie-shirts, bibs, and necklace bibs for babies!
Donated by Shirley White 

Two Gift Certificates for 2 Free Music Classes by Miss Maggie’s Music 
Music, Movement and Learning Classes for young children (0-5)  
Valued at $20 each
Donated by Maggie Schoon 

Children's Books From Barefoot Books
Shop online for children's books 
Donated by Melanie McGriff