NEWPORT, Tenn. — A Newport 6-year-old raised enough money to buy a bunk bed to share with his brother after running a lemonade stand on Monday.
Hunter Eilts started the lemonade stand and members of his community flocked to it as a show of support. First responders stopped by for a drink and so did many people from his school. He ended up raising around $500.
However, the money ended up in his savings account, instead of being used on a bunk bed. Instead, a community member donated a bed for him and his brother.
"Thank you, Newport, for supporting me on my lemonade stand," he announced to the community on Monday. "After this lemonade [stand], my brother, named Cameron, me and him are getting a playhouse!"
His mother said she was proud of him for his work ethic and said the lemonade stand was a way to help him learn basic financial principles.
He plans to hold another lemonade stand and put the money towards a new playground set for him and his brother to share. The next one is set for July 9 at the Cars, Trucks and SUVs car lot, located at 968 W Hwy 25 70, Newport, TN 37821.