Child’s lemonade stand raises $300 for Edgar Co. animal shelter

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Landry Stevens presented Edgar County animal warden Andrea Bouslog with a $300 check for the animal shelter.

PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — One Edgar County girl continues to prove you are never too young to make a difference.

Landrie Stevens dropped by the Edgar County animal shelter Saturday during the Clear the Shelter event to drop off a $300 donation.

Stevens earned the money by starting a lemonade stand this summer, and was able to raise the money in one day. Her mother said some people even mailed her donations to help with the cause.

This isn’t the first time Stevens raised money for the local animal shelter.

Landry Stevens held her first lemonade stand four years ago to raise money for the shelter.

“I did it four years ago,” she said. “So I decided I wanted to do it again.”

During her first lemonade stand, Stevens raised around $200. Four years later, she was able to raise even more money for the shelter.

Stevens already has a dog at home, so she wasn’t able to adopt on Saturday, but she was still happy to be able to help.

“It makes me feel really good because it helps the dogs,” she said.

Stevens said she will continue to help the animal shelter. She plans to hold more lemonade stands in the future, but her next fundraiser will be during her upcoming birthday party. Instead of gifts, she said she asked her guests to provide a donation.

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