TAFTON - On a warm summer day, siblings Ben and Jillian Scholl decided to show their support for the Tafton Fire Department. Standing outside of their family owned business, Worthington Distribution on Rt. 390 in Tafton, the children raised $66 for the department by selling lemonade.

Ben, who is 9, said he has always wanted to have a lemonade stand and together, the siblings decided to add flavor to their lemonade by adding strawberries to the mix. With the warm temperatures, Ben felt it was the perfect time to sell the summer drink.

When Ben proposed the idea for the stand, Jillian, who is 6-years-old said she wanted to help him. In less than an hour, the young entrepreneurs received four customers. They were however, rained out. A Cub Scout in Pack 229, Ben thought of the fire department because he knew that they are trying to raise funds for a new fire truck and he wanted to help.

The President of the Tafton Fire Company, Joseph Bopp said money is currently being put aside in the “fire truck fund,” because the truck that needs to be replaced is 26 years old. Bopp expressed his appreciation to the Scholls for thinking of the department and then donating the proceeds for the needed fire truck.