SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – This week, students at Evergreen Elementary School are teaming up to participate in a benefit lemonade stand project while raising money for childhood cancer from Monday, May 1 through Thursday, May 4. The non-profit Alex’s Lemonade Stand is the national foundation that will benefit from the students’ efforts.

“The idea began as part of a Social Studies Economic unit that we worked on this year,” saidJennifer Dubroski, third grade teacher at Evergreen Elementary School. “The students created the entire business plan and are staffing the lemonade stand for the week.”

A public relations team of five students wrote letters to invite leaders of the local community to attend and it worked.

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A special guest will visit the lemonade stand each day this week including:

  • Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith (Monday)
  • Evergreen Elementary School Principal Colleen Haubert (Tuesday)
  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes (Wednesday)
  • Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio (Thursday)

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.