Nothing says summer like a lemonade stand, and business is booming for 7-year-old Jordan Keath. But instead of pocketing the proceeds he’s donating them to a good cause — helping the police department.
Jordan’s serving it up across from Hanford’s Vineyards Park.
“One of our neighbors down the way, she has a friend who has a large lemon tree, so she’s been bringing us boxes of lemons so we’ve been making fresh squeezed lemonade,” Mercedes Keath, Jordan’s mom said Wednesday.
It’s a winning recipe, but the idea behind it is even more refreshing.
“For the police to have more dogs,” Jordan siad.
Everything he raises is going to Hanford Police’s K-9 unit.
“He was in Cub Scouts. When he was in kindergarten and (police) came and did a presentation, a police officer came and talked about how Hanford was getting dogs, and wanted to raise money for more dogs. So he had the idea that he wanted to start raising money for them,” Mercedes said.
She said the family learned a new K-9 cost about $12,000, so they made a smaller goal of $1,250.
“We are only $250 shy of our goal right now. So I feel like another couple weeks of being out we’ll more than definitely hit that goal,” Mercedes said.
Ruban Cano a K-9 officer in Hanford was one of the people who stopped by the stand.
“It’s heartwarming to see a kid would do something like that, normally they want to play video games but he’s over here trying to raise money to get us a new dog which is awesome,” Cano said.
Jordan said he may want to be an officer one day.
Mercedes said the stand will be open again this Saturday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.