Children of volunteers involved with Sixty Feet recently came up with their own fundraising idea - an old-fashioned lemonade stand where they sold cupcakes and lemonade. The children donated all the proceeds to Sixty Feet.
At the first sale, the Cupcake Kids raised $260 with parents matching the amount for a total of $520. Several weekends later, other cupcake stands popped up over Cobb County with funds raised of more than $10,000. On April 16, The Cupcake Kids are promoting cupcake sales in each state for Sixty Feet. So far, Sixty Feet has more than 80 independent sales in 28 states and five countries (U.S., Canada, Indonesia, London, and Singapore).
The original "Cupcake Kids" include Henry and Bennett Harper; Amy, Brooke and Taylor Harty; Trey Hill; Lewis Mitchell; and Madeline and Davis Owens.
Others joining the group include Zachary, Emma Grace and John Roe and Eleanor Rand. Visit www.TheCupcakeKids.org and www.SixtyFeet.org for more.
The girls raised $187.50 for disaster relief that will be sent through the Girl Scouts to help Japanese girls their age.
Team members include Amber Adams, Danielle Burrows, Bailey Cross, Zoe Guilmette, Sarah Harris, Audrey Jordan, Avery Jordan, Eastyn King, Tassy Kirbas, Winnie Litchfield, Ireland Pelligrino, Emma Perry, Collette Smith, Harper Vick and Sydne Wiggins.
Kelli Jordan, Todd Guilmette, Michael Vick and Gary Wiggins coach the future Hoyas.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@ bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-7122.