Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lemon Aid For Ellie The Cat

Brian Horning, 9, said his cat Ellie needs surgery for a tumor on her back. So he and his friend Jonathan DeLapa, 12, came up with an idea to raise money for the medical costs.

A table set up with an umbrella and sign in front of 4401 Conestoga Trail attracted a lot of visitors. The sweltering temperature and detour on nearby Ridgewood Road didn't hurt, either.
Brian, Jonathan and two friends have pulled in $150 so far, selling lemonade for 50 cents and pop and water for a buck.

Another volunteer seller, Matt Triola, 11, admitted: ``It's a boiling hot day. But, why not. I like the cat.

''While Ellie's caretakers rallied support for her, she basked inside where it was air conditioned.

Once healthy, she's expected to be back to her normal routine of lurking about the neighborhood.

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