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ARF’s Lemonarf Stands Prove Successful in Debut Summer

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in Wainscott (90 Daniels Hole Road) is bringing is some quality earnings and teaching kids about the spirit of giving back with their charitable “Lemonarf” stands this summer.

Chloe Lucyk (8 years old) and her cousins Mariann and Madison Brennan (both 6 years old) raised close to $350 selling lemonade and all kinds of baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, brownies, mini cakes and tarts, at their Lemonarf Stand on Sagg Road in Sagaponack this past Saturday. Meanwhile, another Lemonarf Stand set up by 13-year-old girls Phoebe Smolan, Rosa Carmichael and Sara Graziano at Waldbaums in East Hampton raised more than $400 selling homemade hair accessories, chocolate chip cookies and lemonade the very same day!

ARF sent out a special thanks to all these girls on Facebook this week, noting their “amazing” accomplishments and hard work. “Wow is all we can say,” ARF wrote, beaming with pride over the success of these stands. “The ARF animals and staff can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication!”

Phoebe Smolan, Rosa Carmichael and Sara Graziano at their Lemonarf stand in East Hampton
Phoebe Smolan, Rosa Carmichael and Sara Graziano at their Lemonarf stand in East Hampton, Photo: ARF

The brand new Lemonarf, A Club for Kids youth and fundraising initiative was introduced this summer and it has been wildly successful. A Lemonarf Stand is a regular lemonade stand, but it’s designed to let customers know that money raised from sales will go directly to the care of the animals at ARF.

Free Lemonarf starter kits—including Lemonarf buttons, poster, minibank, cups and recipes for homemade lemonade and baked goods—are available to any child who wants one, just stop by ARF and pick one up today.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, please visit

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