JAY — Two friends decided to make use of their summer vacation to help some four-footed friends in need. Sixth-graders Lexi Lloyd and Caryn True ran a lemonade stand to make a difference for the stray and abandoned animals of the Franklin County Animal Shelter, and they raised $180.

With the proceeds, they purchase pet supplies. Cleaning supplies are crucial to the maintenance of animal spaces and for creating a welcoming place for people to visit. With the $180, Lexi’s dad, Peter Lloyd, went shopping with the girls, where they picked out food, kitty litter, litter boxes, food bowls and cleaning supplies. Those items are all on the shelter’s wish list for the animals.

Caryn and Lexi said that their lemonade stand had been successful, and did include a generous donor. The girls said one amazingly generous person stepped up to the lemonade stand with a donation of $100 for the shelter. While enjoying their summer, the girls are did a real service for the community.

Lexi is the daughter of Peter and Kristal Lloyd; Cary is the daughter of Stacey Harris. All are of Jay.

The Franklin County Animal Shelter. 550 Industry Road, is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is seeking homes for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Pet care volunteers are welcome and are required to fill out an application. Call the shelter at 778-2638 for more information.

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