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Girl, 8, sells lemonade to help family burned out of home

Aspen Brisbin, 8, sells freshly squeezed lemonade at her stand in Arlington to raise money for a family that was recently burned out of its home.  - Brandon Adam
Aspen Brisbin, 8, sells freshly squeezed lemonade at her stand in Arlington to raise money for a family that was recently burned out of its home.
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ARLINGTON — Arlington’s Aspen Brisbin, 8, sells lemonade to help some friends in need.

Family friends Jesse and Jessie Schumsky were burned out of their home weeks ago on 61st street.

“All of a sudden she just wanted to help them get money for their house,” Aspen’s mother, Annette Brisbin, said. “It’s just one of those proud-mommy moments.”

When Aspen heard the news, she and her brother, Kane, 5, built a stand to raise money for Jessie and Jesse.

“They’re really nice people and very caring,” Aspen said. “I know I’m doing something nice for them.”

So far she has raised $208 since she first opened the stand July 28. Her goal is to raise “a lot” of money.

“Her mindset is to be out here indefinitely,” Brisbin said.

The Brisbins started using a mix to make their drinks but then switched to buying and squeezing fresh lemons.

The support shown by the community has been tremendous, Brisbin said.

“Once she tells them what she’s doing it for, they will hand her a ten-dollar bill,” Brisbin said.

Aspen’s lemonade stand can be found near the end of 211th right before 67th Ave NE.

 

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