A ‘Sweet’ Donation

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, August 9, 2016

From left, (front) Halle Hynniman, Maddie Grace Tiel and Mary Carlton Parten donates money they raised through a lemonade stand to the Dempolis Police Department to help provide school supplies for other children. Pictured with the girls are DPD Chief Tommie Reese and the girls’ sitter, who helped them with the fundraiser, Natalie Saliba.

From left, (front) Halle Hynniman, Maddie Grace Tiel and Mary Carlton Parten donates money they raised through a lemonade stand to the Dempolis Police Department to help provide school supplies for other children. Pictured with the girls are DPD Chief Tommie Reese and the girls’ sitter, who helped them with the fundraiser, Natalie Saliba.

Three young Demopolis girls presented a sweet donation to the Demopolis Police Department after raising money through a lemonade stand.
The three girls, each 8 years old, sold $138 in lemonade and baked treats which they then donated to the DPD for its annual backpack program that provides school supplies to children in need.
The girls running the fundraising business were Halle Hynniman, Maddie Grace Teel, and Mary Carlton Parten. They received additional help from Natalie Saliba.
“We wanted to do something to help so we had a lemonade stand for three days on Marengo Drive,” Halle said.
“To raise more money we also baked cookies and brownies,” Mary added.
All of their efforts were done to help their fellow classmates.
“We wanted to help other kids who might be in need of school supplies,” Maddie said.
DPD Chief Tommie Reese said the department will be donating school supplies to children as part of a community-relations project started by Officer Serena Green who has provided frozen treats to community children throughout this blistering summer.
“The money these young ladies raised will go a long way in helping others,” Reese said. “We appreciate these girls’ efforts and their initiative to do something to help others. We can all be proud of the community spirit they have shown.”