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Lemonade on a perfect summer day

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Monday was a perfect summer day to enjoy a cup of lemonade. Above: Mat and Brianna of Alexandria brought Wyat, 4, to buy a tasty drink from Grandma Pat Haabala’s Lemonade stand at 322 Jefferson Street. Profits go to the American Cancer Society and a Twin Cities children’s hospital. The Haabala family has been touched by cancer and hosts the event each year. Left: Emily Nathan, 5, Allie Haabala, 7, and Britta Nathan, 7, served lemonade with sweet smiles. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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