“Kooooooooool Aiiiiiiiiiiiiid, leeeeeeeemonade, help the Children’s Hospital.”



That is the call of 9-year-old Ali Abbadusky and 16-year-old Ashley Zmia on Second Street as they fundraise for children in need of medical care.


“Kooooooooool Aiiiiiiiiiiiiid, leeeeeeeemonade, help the Children’s Hospital.”

That is the call of 9-year-old Ali Abbadusky and 16-year-old Ashley Zmia on Second Street as they fundraise for children in need of medical care.

“They have been screaming out here for everyone to come,” said Zmia’s mother, Melissa. They got the word out with fliers at the post office, Geiger’s True Value hardware store, First National Bank and the downtown area.

Originally thinking they would make some summer money, the girls changed their plans to donating the money to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

“We just thought they need the money more than we do,” said Abbadusky.

They plan to offer the lemonade or cherry Kool-Aid all summer for 25 cents a glass during daytime hours of the week, and may even be open for business on the weekends if they do not have other plans.

“I’ve always wanted them to help with something like this,” said Melissa Zmia.

The rainy and stormy weather stopped their stand for a little while but plans are for them to donate the $115 made so far this week.

They also added a bake sale to their money-making venture, which is located at 1347 Second St.