Some local charities may have been beneficiaries of Tuesday’s traffic gridlock Tuesday in Gloucester.

While public works crews were working on a sewer project on Bass Avenue that caused traffic delays around the city and into Rockport students from the Gloucester High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) were raising money for charities through roadside stands set up around the city.

The group on Bass Avenue dressed up as cartoon and Disney characters to sell lemonade to benefit the Caleigh Harrison Scholarship Fund. 

The fundraisers were planned before students found out traffic was going to be an issue, club members said, but the slow pace of travel may have lead a few more drivers to stop and buy.