Bis-Man Lemonade Day helps children develop entrepreneurial skills

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

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

The children ran lemonade stands on Bismarck-Mandan’s “Lemonade Day” and learned valuable skills.

“It’s really important for me to teach him that, to be an entrepreneur. Just to earn his own money, he now knows he’s saving up to buy a toy at the store, and he knows the importance of money, so,” 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 while the kids learned some good skills, they also had their own goals in mind. Skye Brooks, the owner of “Skye’s Awesome Organic Lemonade,” has been waiting years to own her own lemonade stand, and she already knows what she’s going to do with the money.

“I’m going to buy whatever I want,” Brooks said.

“This year she’s seven, so I said, ‘I think this is your year, girl. And so, it was really fun, and she was really excited about it and really looking forward to it,” mom Lonna Brooks said.

About 580 children participated in the program.

This is the sixth year that Lemonade Days have taken place in Bismarck and Mandan. Bjerklie said she hopes the family hopes to get together again for Lemonade Day next year.

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