Three boys from Newton County Theme School - Kevin Gabriel, Charlie Briggs and Matthew Gabriel - are building a lemonade stand to raise money for the 12-year-old son of fallen Newton County firefighter Brad Eavenson.
COVINGTON — A cold glass of lemonade tastes sweet, but it might taste even sweeter knowing the money to purchase the beverage will support one child’s college scholarship.
Three students from the Newton County Theme School have decided to build an old-fashioned lemonade stand in an effort to raise money for the son of Newton County Firefighter Brad Eavenson, who died in a car wreck in February.
Denise Gabriel’s two sons, 6-year-old Matthew and 7-year-old Kevin, along with their friend, Charlie Briggs, 7, will sell lemonade, cookies and offer water starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Lochwolde neighborhood on Glengarry Chase in Covington.
The stand will be located across the lake where Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis will be hosting a fishing tournament to raise money for Eavenson’s 12-year-old son, Brayden.
“My boys have been talking for months about building a lemonade stand and giving the money to charity. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I finally said OK. When we heard about the fishing tournament, that’s when we decided what better way to help the community than to give the money to the young boy who lost his father,” Denise Gabriel said.
Gabriel said she’s always taught her children the importance of giving back to those less fortunate.
“They’ve worked on the Miracle League field and helped around the community because we’ve always taught them to help those who are in need,” Gabriel said. “I’m so proud and happy to see them come up with ideas to give back and get involved. It just shows we’re raising them right.”