"LemonAid has become a local tradition that provides an opportunity to remember a very tragic event with a very positive one. The families of Bonnie Brae have grown by reaching out to the community; the community has responded by enthusiastically supporting the event, and the local charities have felt tremendous support by the community they are desperately trying to serve. Lemon Aid is an amazing example of community love and support," according to the page.
The organization, which raised $21,000 in 2012, hopes to raise $27,000 this year for Oak-Leyden Development Center in Oak Park, according to a CBS Chicago report. (See the full report in the video above)
LemonAid 2013 runs from 3-7 p.m. In addition to ice-cold lemonade from Whole Foods Market River Forest, refreshments will include mini cheeseburgers (while supplies last) donated by Burger Boss in Elmwood Park, popcorn, baked goods and live entertainment from the Becca Kaufman Orchestra.
Proceeds will go to Oak-Leyden Developmental Services in Oak Park to fund a new playground for their Children's Services Program.