Two of Lafayette’s youngest residents opened a lemonade stand today to raise a little extra cash.

But sisters Caroline and Maria thought of the people in Lake Charles who have been through so much lately.

“We thought we just wanted the money for ourselves,” says Maria. “But then we thought about the people of Lake Charles, how they’re feeling right now. And we thought if we sent them some money to build up a bit, they’d be pretty happy.”

The girls say they did quite a brisk business at their booth today.

Caroline said they really enjoyed setting up their stand, making the lemonade, and selling it to their customers.

Her grandmother called KATC to tell us what they were doing and Maria said a television interview about her booth was “unexpected”.