Local Youth Support Food Pantry by Quenching Thirst

COLUMBUS – A group of local youth were able to support the Platte County Food Pantry, while quenching the thirst of local residents at the same time.

Mckenna Mausbach and a group of local youth were at Gerard Park on Tuesday afternoon, selling lemonade to local motorists, and passersby, in an effort to raise money. Although the main item on the stand was a drink, they hope their efforts will help prevent local Platte County residents from being hungry.

“Just to support the Can Care-A-Van, and so we can help those people who need food.” Mausbach says, “Black Hills Energy is a big help in this, because they set it up for us, and they bought some of the lemonade.”

Sydney Stuart says she was glad to help raise money for the cause.

“I just feel that other people need what we have,” says Stuart.

The stand was open on the southeast corner of Gerard Park for several hours, beginning at 12:30 p.m., and all funds were donated to the food pantry. The Can Care-A-Van was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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