Unconventional Summer Stands

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By Hannah Richardson, lifestyleeditor@natchitochestimes.com

Ellie Wilson and Kate Mathewson raised over $80 for Natchitoches Humane Society selling hand-made duct tape crafts.

Monday morning, I was driving on Front Street when out of the corner of my eye, I saw two girls behind a colorful table in front of Dickens and Co. At first, I thought it was just two children selling homemade lemonade on a hot day, a familiar sight in these summer months.

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I pulled over, thinking the scene would make for a cute photo op. As I approached, I realize they were not selling lemonade, but rather adorable crafts made out of duct tape! They created wallets, bows, flower pin, bookmarks and much more!

Lemon-Aid for Shriners
Chanler Jordon, Kollyns Duhon and Sidney Culotta worked
hard this week raising funds for Shriners Hospital in
Shreveport with their lemonade stand in front of City Hall.
If you missed them, don’t worry! The trio will be at the
Natchitoches Farmers Market Saturday, June 16 selling their
ice-cold beverages.

The girls were two best friends, Ellie Wilson, granddaughter of Sandra Dickens of Natchitoches, and Kate Mathewson. They are visiting Natchitoches from Sachse, Texas and sold their creative crafts all this week week. Funds will go towards the Natchitoches Humane Society.

Ellie Wilson and Kate Mathewson raised over $80 for Natchitoches Humane Society selling
hand-made duct tape crafts.

Ellie and Kate also spent last summer volunteering and fundraising for the NHS, and continued the tradition Wednesday, June 13 by volunteering at Happy Tails. Juanita Murphy, president of the NHS, said the girls have actually stayed in touch with NHS all year. She said they are dog smart, spunky and have hearts as big as Texas!

They raised over $80 for the NHS.