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Hebron Boy Selling Lemonade for Families of Dallas Officers

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Connor Twilley pouring Iced Tea at his lemonade stand. (Photo: WBOC) Connor Twilley pouring Iced Tea at his lemonade stand. (Photo: WBOC)
Sheriff Lewis visiting Connor's lemonade stand in Hebron (Photo: WCSO) Sheriff Lewis visiting Connor's lemonade stand in Hebron (Photo: WCSO)

HEBRON, Md. - Connor Twilley is just 9-years-old, but the Hebron boy is doing all he can to help the families of the fallen Dallas police officers.

Five Dallas police officers were killed earlier this month by a gunman during a protest.

A few weeks after school let out, Connor set up a lemonade stand outside of his home on East Lillian Street in Hebron.  Connor mans the stand a few times a month.  But Connor is not interested in earning money for himself.

"I'm selling yellow lemonade, pink lemonade, iced tea, brownies, and cookies for the fallen officers in Dallas," Connor told WBOC on Friday morning.

Connor is selling his refreshments at a dollar a piece and only uses some of the money to buy more supplies.  Friday morning, Connor had a few customers with one man even donating extra money towards Connor's efforts.

Connor said watching the news and hearing about what was going on in Dallas made him sad and he wanted to do something to help.

"Because one of them got married two weeks ago, and one of them had a little girls.  So the officer won't see his little girl grow up."

Connor's mother, Courtney Core, told WBOC that is is very emotional for her to watch her son work so hard for such a good cause.

"I have a very amazing son," Core said Friday morning.  "He's very loving and giving and he always wants to help people."

The support for Connor continues to grow in the county as well.  Thursday, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis stopped by Connor's stand and bought two cups of lemonade.

"He said, 'Connor, this is a wonderful thing you're doing,'" Connor said.

So far, Connor and his mother said he has raised about $300 but he will continue to sell lemonade for a little while longer before donating the funds to the families in Dallas.  Connor also told WBOC he will be open for business again Sunday morning at 11 a.m. on East Lillian Street in Hebron.

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