Good News: Ham, Lemonade, and Favorite Dolls

Here are a few more Good News stories making the rounds . . .

1.  Talk about bringin’ home the bacon:  An 18-pound ham sold for a record $10 million at the Kentucky State Fair last week.  (???)  It was part of an annual fundraiser auction, and all the money goes to charity.

The banking company Central Bank pledged $5 million.  The other $5 million came from coal tycoon Joe Craft and his wife Kelly.  A big chunk of the money will go to build 57 new homes for flood victims.  (Here’s a photo of the ham.)

2.  A five-year-old kid in Seattle opened a lemonade stand to raise money for fire victims in Maui . . . and ended up raising over $17,000.

His name is Edison Juel.  He and his parents went on a vacation to Hawaii this year.  So when he heard about the fire, he wanted to help.  All the money is going to the Maui Strong Fund.

3.  A nine-year-old girl from Texas accidentally left her favorite doll on a plane in Tokyo.  But an American Airlines pilot named James Danen went out of his way to bring it back.  He lives a few miles from her, and flies to Tokyo a lot.  So he picked her doll up this month, and flew it 5,880 miles back home.