Alex Barnes, a fourth-grader at James R. Wood Elementary School in Somonauk, is proof that you’re never too young to make a difference. In September, Somonauk High School student Addie Moore was seriously injured in a car crash. Alex has been friends with Addie’s sister, Violet, since kindergarten and was very distraught about the crash. He knew the family needed some support with the mounting medical bills. His first thought was to hold a bake sale to help out. Alex’s dad convinced him to aim higher. The pair teamed up with Tom Hohmann and a drive-thru barbecue dinner was set in motion. The event took place March 14 at the high school and was supported by dozens of volunteers. The dinner raised more than $4,700 for Moore and her family.