I’m beginning to think that there’s a nation-wide government conspiracy against either lemonade or children, because these lemonade stand shutdowns in the summer seem to be getting more and more common. If the line is drawn to the point where a four-year-old eight blocks away can’t sell a couple glasses of lemonade for 25 cents, than I think the line has been drawn at the wrong spot. Lemonade stands represent the most innocent, optimistic side of capitalism out there. It is a wonderful way for kids to appreciate what goes into earning money and the value of a dollar.
Meet Hali Crawford who knows how hard it is to run a lemonade stand. Last week she turned 13-years-old and she has been selling fresh squeezed lemonade at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market since she was 8. It began innocently enough: saving up for a doll she now says she really didn’t need. Or, maybe it was for those tickets to go see Justin Bieber at one point in time. Now, like every other teenager she would like a cell phone. Whatever the reason was, it gave her a reason to get up and sell that lemonade each week at our local farmer’s market. It’s tough to make money selling lemonade, but this Notre Dame High School student has never faltered.
It’s always good to dive right in and learn the hard way as most of us have learned. Today it could be a lemonade stand, tomorrow the world! Remember everything started as nothing, and I predict young Hali is going to be something. A tip of the lemonade glass to Hali Crawford. Come on down and support her!
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