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Lemons aid stadium effort
4th graders selling lemonade today for 25 cents
Ripon High Stadium renovation project coordinator Stephanie Hobbs is shown with fourth graders, from left, Madison Holt, Kayla Pankey and Dyllin Bogetti. - photo by GLENN KAHL

They’re helping renovate Ripon High’s Stouffer Field at 25 cents a glass.

Four 9-year-old Park View Elementary students will set up their lemonade stand again today at 1 p.m. to raise additional funds for the Ripon High School stadium project.

The girls have already raised $15 that they presented to Stephanie Hobbs, the president of the non-profit coordinating the football field and the all-weather track project.

They include Madison Holt, Dyllin Bogetti and Kayla Pankey.  Another classmate, Brooke Brogan, will join in today’s sale at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clifton Court.

Kayla said several of their customers had put down more than the 25 cents they were asking in exchange for their lemonade drinks.  One man came with a large drink container and had it filled, leaving a $5 bill for the girls.

While only entering the fourth grade next month, they all had a pretty good idea of what vocation they were hoping to enter.  Madison said she thinks she wants to be a teacher – probably sixth grade.  Kayla wants to go into art, following her passion to draw pictures.  And Dyllin hopes to become a professional singer.

Today’s lemonade stand effort is probably the last for the summer for them.