YORK TWP. — Sisters Emily and Holly Porter aren’t strangers to the business world.
The girls, 13 and 9, respectively, fill their piggy banks with Medina County Fair spending money each year by selling homemade lemonade and cookies at a stand outside the home of a good family friend, Linda Pfaff.
But this year the township entrepreneurs used their marketing expertise for a more charitable cause.
Pfaff, a Medina General Hospital employee, will be participating in the American Heart Walk in downtown Cleveland on Aug. 15 and has pledged to raise $1,000 with her 20-person team for the cause. The Porter girls wanted to pitch in by doing what they know best.
On Thursday, they set up a lemonade stand outside Wolff Brothers Supply, 6078 Wolff Road, to sell to the many employees of the company and passers-by.
“It’s going very good. It’s been busy,” Holly said.
People left $10 and $20 bills just for one of the baked treats they were selling, she said, wide-eyed.
“People have been generous,” Pfaff said.
“And it really gives us a good sense of accomplishment,” Emily added.
But it’s not just the accomplishment. Throughout the previous week the girls baked dozens of cookies with Pfaff.
“They’re creating memories with me,” Pfaff explained.
More memories will be made between the girls and their adult friend. Each is baking a pie to enter in the baking contest at the fair: a blueberry for Pfaff, a Dutch apple for Holly and a pumpkin for Emily.
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