Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Lemonade Day

On Sunday Marissa took part in Lemonade Day with her friend Sophia. Lemonade Day is put on by Liemandt Foundation to teach young kids business skills. Marissa and Sophia are perhaps a bit too young for the actual lessons of Lemonade Day, but they aren't too young to take part in it and have fun.

Sophia's parents provided all of the supplies (thank you, Bob & Paula), Marissa and I just had to show up and have fun. Okay, we can do that.

The girls set up their lemonade stand on the walking path at Lake Calhoun. Within an hour they had sold every drop of the one big pitcher of lemonade that we had brought, and were ready to call it quits anyway as we had reached the end of a 4-year-old's attention span. It was a beautiful sunny day with a brisk wind, which meant we had to tape down every piece of equipment on the table.

At the end of the hour they had made $14 collectively, so they split it two ways. Both girls are supposed to donate a part of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, so I'll probably bring a few bucks in to work at Gillette, just to make good on that promise. It was lots of fun, they are already planning a lemonade stand at our house the weekend of the art festival.

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