It began 12 years ago as a child’s lemonade stand that raised $75, and has evolved into a massive community event with dozens of raffles, activities and more, raising thousands each year for a worthy cause.
Ben’s Annual Lemonade Stand will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 90 Maureen Circle in Mapleville. The event, put on by Burrillville student Benjamin St. Pierre, benefits the Burrillville Animal Shelter, with 100 percent of proceeds donated to the facility.
In addition to items for sale such as homemade dog treats, the pet-friendly event will feature a Dog Kissing Booth this year. Guests are invited to dress their pups or use fun props for a picture, and will take home a 4 X 6 photo for a donation of their choosing.