Geneva boy’s lemonade stand raises money for dog rescue and demo derby car


July 5 – GENEVA – A 5-year-old boy from Geneva is doing all he can to help raise money for a local dog rescue and to buy himself a new car – but it’s not what you think!

Emmett Lamb has opened a pop-up lemonade stand in his front yard on Crowell Street to help Saved Souls Dog Rescue in Geneva.

Founded in 2016 by Rhiannon Resor, Saved Souls Dog Rescue focuses on rescuing dogs and puppies, primarily medium to large breeds, from kill shelters in southern Ohio and surrounding states. The rescue is based in foster homes throughout northeast Ohio.

Emmett uses the other half of his earnings to buy himself a new kid-sized battery-powered car to compete in the Power Wheels Derby at the Ashtabula County Fair.

“Half the money is for the rescue of the dogs and the other half for the car,” he said. “We have cherry lemonade and regular lemonade at 25 cents a cup.”

Emmett also painted rocks for his clients’ gardens, also priced at 25 cents each.

Monday noon, the young entrepreneur had collected $ 157, with a small push in reverse from the change of his father, Nick Lamb.

“Last year Emmett won a medal for best car,” said his mother, Marsha Lamb. “He was driving a small police car and he was wearing a police uniform.”

Lamb said they take Emmett to every demolition derbies in the area.

“He loves derbies,” she said. “At first the loud noise bothered him, so we bought him earmuffs to protect himself.”

Emmett fans can catch him at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds Power Wheels Derby at 6:30 p.m. before the DerbyDog Demolition Derby at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, outside the Grandstand at the Jefferson Fairgrounds.


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