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A Pond Tour for the Cure

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Six companies in the Delaware Valley area, Aqua Scapes of the Delaware Valley, Aquatic Connections, Cedar Run Landscapes, James Ponds, Laurel Oak, & Splash of Nature sponsored their first Pond Tour to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The Tour, entitled ‘Alex’s Lemonade Pond Tour…A Tour for the Cure’ was held on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

The purpose of a Pond Tour is to provide an opportunity for watergarden enthusiasts/hobbyists, as well as novices to the industry, to travel around and visit waterfeatures (be they a pond or pondless waterfall) and enjoy the beauty, tranquility and serenity of each unique feature. There were 24 features showcased on this tour. A modest fee was assessed to take the tour; 100% of which were donated to ALSF. Approximately 200 people participated in this inaugural event. One tour was held in Pennsylvania and the second in New Jersey. Between participants as well as individual & corporate sponsors, we are thrilled to say that we raised over $8,000 for Alex. A sincere “thank you” is extended to everyone who participated.

Our goal is to be the #1 volunteer fundraiser/supporter of ALSF. We even expect to challenge some of the larger corporate supporters. The true reality--anyone who aligns themselves with ALSF and its cause to rid the world of pediatric cancer is #1. We (Al Lentz, George Mihalchick, Alden Zove, Diane Baker, Guy Scott, Brent Ludlow and me, Jerry Lister) invite you all “to dare to make a difference.” Our kids are depending on us...lets deliver for them!!!

(Stay tuned for next year!!!)

- Jerry Lister