Victoria Kaltwasser

Young student takes a stand

A South Nelson girl is making lavender lemonade to support teachers.

A lemonade stand run by Victoria Kaltwasser, 10, is selling lemonade to raise funds for the teachers on strike. With the help of her 12 year old cat Simon and her mom Kiki, Victoria decided to sell the chilled lavender infused lemonade on Wednesday.

She will be selling lemonade and baked goods on Thursday and Friday, June 26 and 27 starting around 2 p.m. at Ward and Houston streets. Victoria said she really loves school and misses it a lot.

After a year of home schooling, she loved going to school every day and was disappointed that it wasn’t seven days a week. When asked what motivated her to begin fundraising, she said she sees how the teachers work a lot at school. She credited the idea to Saige Paints the Sky, a movie she rented a few days ago. She explained the kids in the movie had “no art in their school because of some budget” so they started a fundraiser.

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