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Chesco lawyers to sell lemonade for charity

The legacy of Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the Lower Merion girl who excelled at turning lemons into lemonade, will continue tomorrow in Chester County.

The Chester County Bar Association will host six lemonade stands to benefit the Alex Scott Lemonade Foundation. Alex started selling lemonade at age 4 to benefit pediatric cancer research, an effort that her parents have continued since she succumbed to the disease in 2004.

Joel Frank, a partner at the Lamb McErlane law firm in West Chester, said he heard a presentation by Alex's parents, Liz and Jay Scott, who were seeking ways to expand their network. He said their story was so moving that he immediately offered assistance, which led to introductions at the Chester County Bar Association, where its president, Wendy Hoffman, embraced the idea of "Legal Lemonade Day," Frank said.

"It was amazing; they just jumped on the idea," said Liz Scott. "I feel very lucky to have people who are so supportive."

She said the foundation has raised more than $40 million for childhood cancer since 2004, a number she expects to get close to $50 million by year's end.

The stands will be set up tomorrow from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Chester County Bar Association, 15 W. Gay St., West Chester; and five law firms: Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, 17 E. Gay St.; Lamb McErlane PC, 24 E. Market St., West Chester; Lieberman & Kohler and Lisa Hall, both at 27 S. Darlington St., West Chester; Larmore Scarlett LLP, 123 E. Linden St., Kennett Square; and Elizabeth R. Howard, 301 Gay St., Phoenixville.