NewsLocal News

Actions

"Lemon-Aid" fundraiser celebrates 25 years

Posted: 7:53 AM, Sep 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-02 08:53:32-04

TULSA — It started on a hot summer day, when 10-year-old Katie Murray and her siblings set up a lemonade stand, raising $26.

But instead of buying toys or clothes, they donated the money to the "Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless."

The following year, they had 117 lemonade stands across the city and raised $7,000.

Now, Katie is back trying to bring awareness to the homeless population in the metro area.

"We couldn't do the 25th anniversary without having some sort of celebration because it gave back so much to the community back then. We want to give it to a new generation and show the world not just the tulsa community how we can give back," Murray says.

Lemonade stands will be set up across Tulsa today with an anniversary celebration at Guthrie Green from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook