Saturday, August 20, 2016

"He chose the Franklin Food Pantry"

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. 
That is how the phrase usually goes, unless you are a certain 9-year-old boy living in Franklin. For Suhas Wijegoonasekara, it goes more like this: When life gives you lemonade, make a food pantry donation. 
The youngster is planning to do just that with proceeds from a lemonade stand he is operating on a sidewalk bordering the Franklin Town Common from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 21 
Even before the first cups have been filled and served, though, the stand is already a triumph for the soon-to-be Kennedy Elementary School fourth-grader. For many youth, running a lemonade stand is something of a summertime rite of passage, and it's no different for Suhas. He has been working on his mom, Amali De Zoysa, to allow him to have a stand for a long time now."

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