Her name is Gracie Ramsey - 7 years old, missing a front tooth - and she spent all afternoon Tuesday pitching "ice-cold raspberry lemonade, 5 cents," to all that passed by her grandparents' home on Rock Hill's Spruce Street.
Her goal: "I want to help the sick animals in the oil spill, for Haiti, and for people with troubles."
So Gracie pulled out her Tinkerbell table and her Tinkerbell chair and wrote up signs on little sheets of paper, then an old file folder. She spelled raspberry "rasbarry," but nobody cared.
Her grandmother, Gaydawn Scarborough, made the lemonade and Gracie proceeded to change the sweating, hurried, 95-degree world in front of 312 S. Spruce St. - one nickel at a time.
Cars stopped or didn't. Gracie waved to them all. She held up her sign, upside down, and flashed her one-front-tooth smile that stopped traffic.
She gave her spiel about Haiti and said, repeatedly, "One cup is 5 cents and two cups are 10 cents and three cups are...," She paused and added up in her head that gets great grades. "...15 cents and four cups are 20 cents."
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