Younger ladies in Calera elevating cash to donate to Tallapoosa County Lady’s Ranch after lethal van crash

CALERA, Ala. (WBRC) – Two 8-year-olds in Calera sell lemonade to raise money for a donation to Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch.

Maggie Marling and Jamison Garzarek opened the lemonade stand just under a week ago and collected money cup for cup.

“I like to see the smiles on their faces,” said Jamison, “and knowing that they are loved and that we will take care of them.”

The girls collect money to help with the expenses afterwards fatal van accident on I-65 in Butler County count in June. 8 people on board died. The victims were 3 to 17 years old. Two other victims died in the wreck.

“We wanted to come up with a high number,” said Maggie, “like $ 200.”

But sales exceeded the target. The philanthropic duo is approaching $ 3,000.

“It’s probably hard for a child to imagine what happened – how tragic it is,” said George Marling. “But in their world, connecting and helping others is an important step.”

The girls plan to sell lemonade at the Main Street First Friday event in Calera on Friday at 5 p.m. They also accept donations through a Go Fund Account.

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