Greenfield Police Department officers stop by a lemonade stand set up by local youngsters Dylen and Charlie, along with their grandmother Debbie Arbrun, in the 800 block of Apple Avenue on Friday. (Greenfield Police Department)

GREENFIELD — When life gives you lemons, make lemonade — and that’s exactly what Greenfield youth Charlie and Dylen did last Friday when they opened a lemonade stand for the community. 

Greenfield Police Department highlighted the young entrepreneurs on social media after visiting their operation in the 800 block of Apple Avenue, saying it is a “perfect example of the positive impact that community-based policing can have on our neighborhoods.” 

Charlie and Dylen entice customers with signs. (Greenfield Police Department)

In addition to police officers, Greenfield Fire Department staff, Monterey County Probation officers, Greenfield Union School District employees, construction workers and other community members stopped by the boys’ stand to show their support. 

“As a police department, we believe that building strong relationships with the youth in our community is essential for creating a safer and more connected community,” said Greenfield Police. “By supporting local youth like Charlie and Dylen, we can help to ensure that they feel valued and empowered to make a difference.”

According to their grandmother Debbie Arbrun, “Dylen, Charlie and myself want to thank everyone for their support! Greenfield Police Department and Greenfield Fire Department, you rock! Thanks again everyone for stopping by!”

Dylen and Charlie sell lemonade to a Greenfield Police officer. (Greenfield Police Department)
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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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