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Monroe Girls Rally for Wounded Troops

Daughters from two town families sold lemonade, baked goods and handmade jewelry to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Five girls from two Monroe families are selling lemonade, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and handmade jewelry at a table in front of Monroe Volunteer Fire Station One at 18 Shelton Road until 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. All proceeds will benefit the Wound Warrior Project, an organization providing assistance to military veterans who are dealing with injuries or illness incurred from their service.

"The kids wanted to do a lemonade stand for charity and they went online to find out which charity to support, before choosing the Wounded Warrior Project, because these are soldiers who have been protecting our country and they wanted to something for the soldiers who are wounded," said Lori Pfau.

Pfau's three daughters, Katie, 10, Sarah 10, and Bridget, 8, operated the stand with friends Deanna Maltese, 9, and her sister Marianna, 8.

The Maltese girls’ mother, Annemarie, and Lori Pfau received permission from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department to set up in front of the firehouse.

In addition to the lemonade, jewelry and baked goods, Deanna knitted a scarf available for purchase. The sale was going on from 1 to 4 p.m.

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