At age 6, after watching a YouTube video about a lemonade stand, Haydon Argabright talked to his parents about the video and asked what a lemonade stand was. He thought it was a cool idea and wanted to start his own lemonade stand. Haydon, now 9 years old, has operated North Main Lemonade for the past three years.
For the first two years, Haydon, along with his brother Drake, operated the lemonade stand in front of their Main Street residence. The proceeds raised were used to purchase school supplies. He and his brother split the supplies and took them to their schools to be given to students in need.
This year, Haydon selected the Logan County Cancer Society as the recipient of his profits. This past year, he expanded his services beyond the Main Street address and set up his stand in downtown Bellefontaine for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, the car show and at Cherokee Hills Golf Course during Ron’s Pizza league night.
In addition to his parents, ladies golf league representative, Karen Parmer, Top of Ohio Cruisers President, Darin Robinaugh, and downtown Bellefontaine business owners, Just U’neeq, The Fun Company, and Easton Water assisted Haydon by donating locations and supplies so that all proceeds could go to cancer patients in need. The stand was operational around 30 times this summer, while juggling Haydon’s busy, two team baseball schedule.
Haydon and his parents, Tanisha & Matt McCreary, promoted his efforts through Facebook. The support was outstanding. People visited from out of town and individuals reached out to the family on Facebook to see when the stand would be open next. Due to Haydon’s hard work and the support of others, $1,652.00 was raised and recently donated to the Logan County Cancer Society.
When asked why Logan County Cancer Society was selected as the recipient, Haydon shared, “I chose it because my Grandpa has cancer.” Mr. and Mrs. McCreary chimed in, “Logan County Cancer Society has provided assistance to Haydon’s grandfather. It has helped him and our family so much, we wanted to give back and help others.”
Look for Haydon and North Main Lemonade again in 2020. Haydon says, “I’ll see you next summer!”