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Hailey Parker would have loved it!Hundreds of people got together for a great cause and had fun doing it. Awareness was raised about pediatric cancer, and more than $12,500 was raised for pediatric cancer research.“To see all the kids dancing in the street, wearing their tutus and having such a great time, would have made her day,” said Hailey’s mom, Kim Parker.Hailey Parker was an incredibly brave 11-year old who decided to help kids with cancer after receiving her own diagnosis of brain cancer in March of 2015. Hailey and her cousins set up a front yard lemonade stand and raised $527, which she turned over to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.Tragically, Hailey passed away in October. But her legacy took root from that original backyard project and Ocean City opened its arms to help make the event a success.“It was really an over pour of love,” Kim said. “The businesses, the city, and all the people who attended were beyond generous. Everyone we came into contact with simply wanted to do whatever they could to help us with the event.”There was a DJ, frozen treats donated by Yoasis, a silent auction, face painting. A photo booth, Disney characters, a visit from the Ocean City Fire Department fire engine, face painting, and temporary tattoos. All proceeds went directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.“The $12,500 we raised represents the sponsorship of approximately a month and a half’s worth of research,” Kim said. “When you consider only three percent of research dollars go to pediatric cancer, what this event accomplished is really important. A lot of research can be accomplished in that amount of time.”One of the stars of the show was the actual lemonade stand, custom built by R Snow Design/Build where attendees purchased lemonade for 50 cents a cup.The lemonade stand incorporates part of the original stand Hailey had in the back yard for her first event,” Kim said. “It is the profile picture of our Facebook page (“Fight Like Haile”). It’s really pretty amazing.”The Nail Salon was one of the many popular attractions.People may still take part in the effort, she added. To donate, people may go to the web pagehttps://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1220346; by texting “LEMONADE E1220346” to 85944 and the donation will be added to the benefactor’s phone bill; or by check made payable to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation” with Event ID E1220346 and mailed to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 E. Lancaster Ave #144, Wynnewood, PA 19096.For more information about the event or if there are questions, please call Dana Linthicum at 917-882-2901 or email [email protected] .Kim Parker thanked Linthicum and Mary Beth Snow who were mainstays in organizing and executing the event. And of course, Ocean City.“I have been coming down here my entire life,” said Kim, a resident of Newtown Square, PA, whose parents Chuck and Peggy Friel have a home in Ocean City.“Saturday was a great example of why Ocean City is the best.”A special “Thank you” goes out to all of the businesses who allowed the street to be closed for the event.
St. Joseph County will cancel and then renegotiate a recently announced agreement with Notre Dame that would have allowed the University to conduct its own health inspection for on-campus food establishments, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday.On Wednesday, David Keckley, the county Board of Health’s attorney, said the renegotiated agreement would seek to make the University’s health inspection reports publicly available.“I don’t think that’s probably a good arrangement for Notre Dame to conduct inspections and keep all their reports confidential — even if they have a right to do it,” Keckley said in the article.According to the article, the county board of health has had problems carrying out the recommended number of health inspections due to staff shortages. It would be helpful, the article said, if Notre Dame could do its own inspections.Keckley said the health department’s food services director, Carolyn Smith, had negotiated the agreement with the University. However, it was Notre Dame that had insisted on keeping the inspection reports confidential. Keckley stated Smith had told him that she heard from the state health department that Notre Dame could keep the reports confidential, but he did not believe that to be the case. He also said Smith reported Indiana University and all of its regional campuses do their own inspections and keep the reports confidential.According to the article, Smith told Keckley that Indiana’s health department lets IU and “all of its regional campuses, including IUSB, to conduct inspections and keep the records confidential.”Graham McKeen, IU’s public health manager, said this information was inaccurate, as although IU does its own inspections, it makes the information publicly available.The initial agreement between Notre Dame and the county called for the county to do any initial inspections of “new or remodeled food establishments” at the University, with the school taking over “routine” inspections from then on. The records of such inspections would have been available to the health department but not the general public.“If we’re going to have Notre Dame give us inspection reports and keep them here, we may have to turn them over on any [public] request,” Keckley said in the article.Notre Dame signaled it was willing to renegotiate the agreement, according to the article.“[The original agreement] contains substantial errors, including language concerning access to public records,” University spokesman Dennis Brown told the Tribune.Keckley also says he believes the first deal is not valid because the department’s health officer, Luis Galup, never signed it. Only Smith signed the original deal.Since the approval of the agreement, Galup said the county health department has not received any inspection reports from Notre Dame, though it is unclear if any inspections were carried out.Tags: Campus DIning, food inspections, St. Joseph County Health Department