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Second Grader Raises Money Through Lemonade Stand for Library

Pictured above (L-R):  Children's Librarian Debra Conn; mother Serena Ferguson; grandmother Carol Ferguson; Library Director Chris Gmiter; Charlie Ferguson; Youth Services Librarian Colleen Miles

Little Charlie Ferguson came home with a big idea after learning about charity and helping people in Mr. McFerran's second grade class. The seven year old told his mother, Serena, he wanted to sell lemonade and donate the money raised to the Upper St. Clair Library. One Sunday, after church and before the Steelers game, they set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood

"Our neighbors were very supportive," said Serena. 

Along with lemonade, Charlie sold iced tea and cookies. The book lover raised a total of $92.50 for the library.

"We are very appreciative, Charlie!" said Chris Gmiter, library director. 

To make the kind act even sweeter, since the donation came in during "Love Your Library month," the Jack Buncher Foundation will match Charlie's donation for the library.  

The Upper St. Clair Library staff thanks Charlie and his family for the support!

This story was originally published on Sept. 29, 2021.