Lexington lemonade stand return to support Christmas Warehouse


As Lexington celebrates Fourth of July weekend, Michael McNabb’s will be sitting behind the table of his lemonade stand. Since 2016, the 8-year-old has raised money for a Tri-Hosptial EMS Shop with a Hero program and various other first-responder related causes. 

“We’re going to have our big sign we had last year, that says ‘Michael’s Lemonade for First Responders,'” he said. 

Michael is doing something a little different this year. The funds will be going to Croswell Wesleyan Church’s Christmas Warehouse, which allows children to come through and pick free toys around the holiday. The service assisted more than 130 families last year, said his mother, Ashley McNabb. 

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The stand will be set up at 7125 Huron Ave. in Lexington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Michael said he got the idea in church one day when the church talked about he Christmas Warehouse program. 

“I like helping other people, I’m not one of those people where they only care about themselves,” Michael said. “It’s for a good cause and I just want people to come because that means I can make more money I can give to the Christmas Warehouse.”

An anonymous benefactor through the church has agreed to match Michael’s contributions up to $5,000. Last year’s lemonade sale netted about $3,350 for Tri-Hospital EMS’ Shop with a Hero Program, which pairs children with first-responders and a gift card to go shopping during the Christmas season. 

Lexington’s Independence Day Fireworks commence at dusk on Friday. It is followed up on Saturday with its Independence Day Parade, scheduled for 11 a.m. The route runs from the intersection of M-25 and Lester Street to the intersection of M-25 and Denissen Street. 

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Contact education reporter Jeremy Ervin at (810) 989-6276 or jervin@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @ErvinJeremy. 

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