Bis-Man Lemonade Day allows kids to develop entrepreneurial skills

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BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) — With all the hot weather the state has had, there’s a great way to beat it with a glass of ice-cold lemonade. On Saturday, hundreds of children built their own lemonade stands as part of Bismarck-Mandan’s “Lemonade Day.” Not only the thirst was quenched, but also the spirit.

Lemonade is the classic summer drink. And it’s one that everyone can enjoy.

On Bismarck-Mandan’s Lemonade Day, children ran lemonade stands and learned valuable skills in the process.

“It is very important to me to teach him how to be an entrepreneur. Just to make his own money, he knows now, he saves up to buy a toy in the store, so he knows how important money is,” said grandmother Becky Bjerklie.

One of the vendors is four-year-old Camdon Seime, owner of Cami’s Best Lemonade.

It was his first time running a lemonade stand, but he still had plenty of variety.

And although the children learned good skills, they also had their own goals in mind. Skye Brooks, the owner of Skye’s Awesome Organic Lemonade, has been waiting for years to own her own lemonade stand, and she already knows what she’s going to do with the money.

“I’ll buy whatever I want,” Brooks said.

“She’s seven years old this year, so I said, ‘I think this is your year, girl.’ So it was really fun and she was really looking forward to it and really looking forward to it,” said mom Lonna Brooks.

Around 580 children took part in the programme.

This is the sixth year of Lemonade Days in Bismarck and Mandan. Bjerklie said she hopes the family will get back together for Lemonade Day next year.

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