SIDNEY — Four young girls from Fort Loramie are being recognized by the Sidney Police Department for their donation to two groups recently.
“I want to share with everyone the wonderful experience of meeting four exceptional young ladies from Fort Loramie, Rylie Clune, 11, Janelle Siegel, 7, Addison Clune, 9, and Lylah Clune, 5,” said Sidney Police Officer Mike McRill. “In the recent weeks the heat has been tremendous and these four young ladies (with the help of Janelle’s grandparents) opened a lemonade stand in their hometown neighborhood.
“Together they raised over $140. They could have kept this money for themselves, gone to the pool, gone shopping, etc.,” said McRill. “But instead, these young hearts decided to donate the money for other children! Brandi Clune (mother of three of the girls), worked with the girls to figure where the money could be used.”
The girls donated a portion to Dayton Children’s Hospital and a portion to the Sidney Police Department Safety Town program.
“Brandi, an elementary teacher in the Sidney City Schools, was aware of the program through her profession and past experience with former DARE Officer Valerie Leigeber,” said McRill. “As I have retold this story over and over in the past several days, many adults were emotional moved by the generosity of these children. It’s too bad they are not old enough to run for President (yet)!”
Rylie, Addison, and Lylah are the children of Brandi and Keith Clune. Janelle is the daughter of Mike and Janet Siegel.