SWOYERSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It may be chilly today, but warmer weather is on the way and that means lemonade stands will be opening up around the area.
7-year-old Taylor Evanoski will be making lemonade this summer all thanks to the help of her mayor.
When asked what she was planning to do with the money, Evanoski said she is going to give it to an animal shelter because it’s nice to help.
“Every year the kids are saying, ‘I want to do a lemonade stand,’ and we find out too late. You always want to go out and support them, our police usually go out and support them. The community supports them,” said Swoyersville Mayor Chis Concert.
Supporting very young entrepreneurs ready to pour you an ice-cold glass of lemonade.
“We will give you the lemonade. You can borrow my lemonade stand to use, set up at your own house and you can raise the money you need to raise. You want to buy something fun? Go ahead. If they want to donate it to charity, let me know and we’ll make it happen,” explained Concert.
Residents of Swoyersville say this is just one of the many reasons they wouldn’t let Mayor Concert retire when he announced last year he would not seek re-election.
“I thought it was time to ride off into the sunset but the community said no. I said okay,” said Mayor Concert.
“What he does for our town and the kids and support. You don’t see that in any other town besides Swoyersville,” said customer Mary Beth Hanadel.
Even law enforcement showed up to get a glass. Evanoski counted how much she made Monday morning with a grand total of $80, all going to Whiskers World.
“You see that little kid that’s just sitting there going, ‘You want some lemonade?’ It melts your heart, especially with all of the hard stuff in the world going on. They make you smile,” said parent Kimberly Throop.
Call it country time in the summertime. If your child would like to set up a lemonade stand just email Swoyersvillemayor@Gmail.com.