Whitehair supports Parish House with lemonade sales

Ella Whitehair presents her gift of $40 raised from her lemonade stand to Upshur Parish House Director Kristi Wilkerson.

BUCKHANNON — Eight-year-old Ella Whitehair of Buckhannon recently hosted her first-ever lemonade stand.  She prepared the lemonade herself and invited her family and neighbors to purchase a cup for a good cause.  Ella’s idea included donating all proceeds to the Upshur Parish House.  She collected a total of $40 and gave it all to support local residents currently needing assistance with groceries or paying utility bills.

“I wanted to help people who need some extra help right now because of the pandemic,” Ella said.  “I always hear about the Parish House at church so I wanted to give it to them so they can help other people who really need it.”

Upshur Parish House Director Kristi Wilkerson stated, “We are so very thankful for Ella’s tremendous kindness.  What an amazing gift we received from Ella and her family and neighbors!”

Ella is the daughter of Todd and Alison Whitehair, and Collette Whitehair.  She will be in the fourth grade this fall.  In addition to making lemonade, Ella enjoys riding her bike and playing outside.   

Upshur Cooperative Parish House and Crosslines, Inc. 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, WV  26201. 304-472-0743


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