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September 8, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Two-day fund raiser brings money back to the community

Fargo, ND, Sept. 7 - The Alex's Lemonade Stand, one of the most popular special events in the history of the North Dakota Horse Park netted $2,763.61 over the Labor Day weekend.

"With the Katrina relief effort and Alex's Lemonade, the F-M community have truly made this the season of giving," Executive Board Member Ryan Roshau said. "Many thanks to our volunteers and fans who made this event a success." Roshau and fellow board member Carolyn Goerger headed up the project for the Horse Park.

The Lemonade Stand, on display at the Horse Park brought in a total of $1,563.61 on Sunday and Monday. Adult and children's bracelets bearing the name of the charity were also for sale. The Lemonade recipe and volunteerism were donated by Uncle Larry's Lemonade of Fargo. Hornbacher's Foods and Wells Fargo bank also donated supplies for the two day event.

A total of $1,200 was also raised for the thoroughbred and quarter horse stallion auction, held Sunday at the Horse Park. The sale topper was the stallion service of NO BRAKES NOW, who went to Kim Vannett of Fargo with a winning bid of $450. A stud fee to BILL'S RYON went to Dave Wisdom for $400.

Thoroughbreds POLISHED BRASS ($200) and SUNMAN ($150) went to Justin Fry and Bill Maulding, respectively.

Alex's Lemonade Stand, a Philadelphia based charity that funds pediatric cancer research, was founded by Alex Scott. The courageous young girl lost her battle with cancer at the age of eight last summer but her memory lives on through her charity.
The funds raised at the Horse Park will now go toward the Meritcare Foundation in Fargo for Pediatric Cancer research.