Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Fun: Revival of the lemonade stand

May Day was also Lemonade Day in Anchorage last weekend.

We went on an epic bike ride on a lesser-known (read: hilly and muddy) trail last weekend that dropped us off at Westchester Lagoon. After lapping the water we were began plotting where to find a little refreshment when we came around the corner and found a real, live lemonade stand.

Adorable kids were standing on the edge of the trail hollering like newsies and more adorable little people were serving up four varieties of lemonade. I ordered the stands namesake drink, the Lemon Twist, a mix of sparkling water and lemonade for just $1. It was perfect.

Lemonade Day is a city event to encourage kids to learn about entrepreneurship. Participants get packets to help them start their lemonade stands. The website explains it:
"It is a FUN, FREE, city-wide event where KIDS get to MAKE and KEEP THE MONEY that they earn. Kids of all ages learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to their community."
After our cool drinks we continued to the downtown New Sagaya Market for lunch and found a less adventurous (read: difficult) route home.

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