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Juice and treats raise money for camp vehicles Boy’s lemonade stand drums up funds for Camp Korey

Connor Burshears, 10, of Ames Lake, holds up his stand sign to raise money for Camp Korey. - Jenny Manning / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Connor Burshears, 10, of Ames Lake, holds up his stand sign to raise money for Camp Korey.
— image credit: Jenny Manning / Snoqualmie Valley Record

Connor Burshears is looking to shake up people’s notion of the traditional summer-fun lemonade stand.

His Sunkist Stand isn’t looking to raise pocket change for candy bars or personal entertainment. Rather, this 10-year-old’s stand is looking to draw some serious income to fund a small fleet of vehicles for Camp Korey’s summer 2009 camp sessions.

Connor hopes to raise enough money “to get three eight-passenger golf carts, a small tour bus that’s really comfy and wheelchair accessible, an ambulance golf cart and try to get something for wheelchairs to go on golf carts,” he told the Valley Record.

“We’re trying to get everything by next summer.”

Connor hopes to raise money through his Sunkist lemonade stand, and is ready to reel in big donations. The project is set up to receive all kinds of monetary donations, including gifts given by credit card.

“He wants a job, and nobody will let him,” Connor’s mother, Mo, said. No one would let him volunteer, either, she said, because of his age.

“There are so many opportunities available at Camp Korey,” Mo said. “If kids are serious, then they’re welcome.”

His ultimate goal is about $200,000 worth of gifts, she said.

Connor will offer lemonade donated by Month of Meals and brownies baked by Mo in addition to cookies, Otter Pops and Capri Sun at the stand during a multi-family’s garage sale Aug. 8 and 9 at 27224 N.E. Union Hill Road, near Ames Lake.

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