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When life gives lemons, make lemonade and celebrate

Ava MacGregor turns lemons into lemonade.
Ava MacGregor turns lemons into lemonade. - Desiree Anstey

Summerside girl sells homemade lemonade to remember a loved one by supporting the ‘Lights for life’ campaign

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - On a warm Saturday afternoon near the inflatable obstacle course on the Summerside waterfront, Ava MacGregor sells her homemade lemonade because she knows all too well the popular saying that reads on her shirt, “When life gives you lemons…”

“All the money raised will go to the Prince County Hospital to help people through their ‘Lights for Life’ campaign,” said MacGregor, aged 11.

“My grandfather has a light in remembrance of him, which is another reason behind the selling of lemonade and ice-tea,” she added.

The Lights for Life campaign, run by the Prince County Hospital Foundation, helps families and friends come together in an annual ceremony and remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones by adding a light to a tree.

Each light purchased and placed on the tree is symbolic for the life, hope and dreams of their loved one.

All the money raised from the lemonade stand will be matched with Off the Wallz Splash Park.

“Last year I raised around $70,” acknowledged MacGregor.

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