PHOTOS: Local five-year-old raises nearly $450 for police in six hours at lemonade stand

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Five-year-old Avery Lemmon and her family spent Sunday afternoon selling “Lemmon-Ade” to anyone who wanted to support local law enforcement. In the span of six hours, Avery raised $447.76 toward “feeding the police a healthy lunch.”

Avery’s mother, Sara Lemmon, told Sapulpa Times that Avery “has always loved police officers and first responders. She runs up and hugs every officer she sees.”

The Sapulpa Police Department posted to their official Facebook Page a note of heartfelt thanks toward’s Avery’s generosity:

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Sara Lemmon says that Avery came up with the idea herself: “she wanted to feed the police healthy food so they will have energy to catch the bad people,” she said. “We said we couldn’t afford to buy food for all of the officers so she would sell lemonade to raise the money.”

According to Sara Lemmon, local restaurant Patriot Cafe had agreed to match the amount raised by Avery’s lemonade stand. Chad Cacy at Patriot Cafe said that they had matched in free meals, had given about $450 worth of free meals yesterday, and were going to continue that effort today.