Middleschooler selling lemonade in Midland to buy his own school supplies

Middleschooler selling lemonade in Midland to buy his own school supplies
TaShawn Hazelwood selling lemonade to a customer (Source: KWES)
TaShawn Hazelwood selling lemonade on the corner of Shady Lane Drive and West Illinois for school supplies (Source: KWES)
TaShawn Hazelwood selling lemonade on the corner of Shady Lane Drive and West Illinois for school supplies (Source: KWES)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A lemonade stand in Midland is getting a lot of attention.

For the past month, TaShawn Hazelwood has been selling lemonade on the corner of Shady Lane Drive and West Illinois.

He says he's selling the lemonade to help his grandmother so he can buy his own school supplies when he goes back to Florida in a few weeks.

"That's my number one priority because I just want to help her out and buy my own school supplies and school clothes so she saves a little extra money," Hazelwood said.

"He's a 12-year-old kid and he's out there earning money for himself anyway he can. A lot of kids don't do that, they would rather sit outside in the air conditioner than sit outside in the heat," said Joe Szaloy, a member with the Oilfield 8-4's Riding Group.

After seeing TaShawn, Szaloy said he and some riders in his group from both Midland and Odessa plan on meeting Saturday and riding over to his stand and donating an awning along with an ice chest and lemonade mix.

TaShawn plans on selling his dollar lemonade until the first week in August before he goes back to Florida.

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