Plainville boy’s lemonade fundraiser fulfilling another dream through Make-A-Wish

Plainville boy’s lemonade fundraiser fulfilling another dream through Make-A-Wish

Record-Journal


PLAINVILLE — Another child will have a wish granted through Make-A-Wish thanks to 12-year old Nico Fasold’s 8th annual lemonade stand.

“You all helped kids’ dreams come true,” Fasold said Monday as he accepted a proclamation from the Town Council. “The town of Plainville has been so supportive of my lemonade stand.”

Since he was 4, the Middle School of Plainville student has been holding a lemonade stand fundraiser at the end of his family’s driveway. In the past eight years, the fundraiser has grown to include funnel cakes, snow cones, monster trucks and participation from the local fire company and police department.

Last month, Fasold’s stand raised over $13,000 for Make-A-Wish, an organization that grants wishes for ill children. The money will enable Fasold to grant his sixth wish since he started the fundraiser.

Fasold’s father Kyle said the wish will go to a child in Plainville.

“It’s the second time he’s been able to grant a wish to a Plainville child,” he said of his son’s efforts.

Over the years, the middle schooler has raised a little over $50,000 for Make-A-Wish, helping to grant wishes for five sick children. According to the organization, a wish costs an average of $10,000.

The wishes have included a trip to Disney World and a backyard pool.

Fasold was awarded with the Make-a-Wish America Youth Engagement Innovation Award in 2015.

Monday night was the first time the 12-year-old was officially recognized by the town.

“Today is your night,” said Kathy Pugliese, chairwoman of the council. “We wish him continued success.”

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