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Springville Girl Raises Almost $1K For Fire Department Through Lemonade Stand, Donations

Jul 9, 2021, 10:56 AM
Pari Jat Sarkar presents a check for $990 to the Springville Fire Department. (KSL TV)...
Pari Jat Sarkar presents a check for $990 to the Springville Fire Department. (KSL TV)
(KSL TV)

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A 9-year-old girl raised over $975 through an Independence Day lemonade stand and donated it all to the Springville Fire Department.

Pari Jat Sarkar presented the check to firefighters on Thursday.

“I did a lemonade stand and I sold some bracelets as well, and I made $990, and I wanted to donate it to the fire department,” she said.

Fire officials said Sarkar is a strong supporter of first responders and donations came in from first responders across the country.

Last year, Sarkar raised over $700 for the Springville Police Department. She wasn’t able to open a lemonade stand due to COVID-19 restrictions, so she hand-painted rocks and sold them.

Following the donation, Sarkar got to take a ride in a firetruck after visiting with firefighters.

Pari Jat Sarkar presents a check for $990 to the Springville Fire Department. (KSL TV) Pari Jat Sarkar presents a check for $990 to the Springville Fire Department. (KSL TV) Pari Jat Sarkar rides in a Springville Fire Department truck on July 8, 2021. (KSL TV) Pari Jat Sarkar rides in a Springville Fire Department truck on July 8, 2021. (KSL TV)

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Springville Girl Raises Almost $1K For Fire Department Through Lemonade Stand, Donations