PLAINVILLE - The Town Council Monday night honored 12-year-old Nico Fasold, who along with his family has raised thousands of dollars annually at his lemonade stand for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This year, the eighth year he has opened the lemonade stand, he raised $15,000. The council presented him with a framed proclamation for his accomplishments.
Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese said it is “extraordinary” that Nico has taken it upon himself to be a “champion of others.”
“It takes a lot of time and energy,” said Pugliese. “On behalf of all citizens we share our deep and sincere appreciation for your charitable spirit and great actions. Many adults can’t claim what you accomplished and I can’t imagine what lies ahead in your future.”
“From the first year I began this journey, the town of Plainville has been so supportive,” said Nico. “My lemonade stands would not have been so successful if it wasn’t for this amazing town. The police department, fire department, members of the community and all of you help make kids’ dreams come true.”
Nico said that were it not for the outpouring of community support he has received he would not have been able to help grant six wishes to children with life threatening illness.
“These wishes mean so much to these kids and their families,” Nico continued. “These wishes mean that for some precious moments in time they don’t have to worry about painful treatments, expenses and doctor’s appointments. These wishes mean that families can be together and happy. These wishes help them find some peace.”
Nico’s father, Kyle, his mother, Angela, and his 8-year-old sister, Gianna, accompanied him to the meeting.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.