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Elkhart County children set up shop for Lemonade Day

See why local students from all corners of Elkhart County set up lemonade stands Saturday, May 3.

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.

Hover over this interactive map and click on locations to see the kids in action on Lemonade Day.

ELKHART — Kids in Elkhart County learned a pretty sweet lesson this weekend as they embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of Lemonade Day.

Students from all corners of the county set up lemonade stands Saturday, May 3, for Lemonade Day, an innovative program that teaches kids about opening their own business.

Reesha Bhagat, a student at Chandler Elementary, strategically placed her lemonade stand outside Pet Supplies Plus in Dunlap. The fourth-grader decided to donate proceeds from her lemonade business to Second Chance for Small Dogs, a local animal rescue organization that she and her family support.

“We’re passing out free dog bones if you bring a pet,” she said.

Sisters Zoey and Tegan Myers, both students at Concord South Side Elementary, took turns working at their lemonade stand to benefit the local homeless shelter.

“I’m selling lemonade at Concord Mall, and I have three flavors – normal lemonade, strawberry lemonade and the twist,” Zoey said. “The twist is made with normal lemonade, strawberry lemonade and little bit of lemon.”

Another team of sisters, Zoe and Gentry McDuffee, set up shop at their school, Concord East Side Elementary. Their business called Sister Squeeze raised money to improve the school’s courtyard, where they like to play, run around and pick flowers.

Allison Velie, a fifth-grader Concord Intermediate School, was recognized Thursday, May 1, at Concord Mall, winning first place for her lemonade stand and having the best-tasting lemonade in the county. Allison and her friend Lauren Elliott, a fourth-grader at Mary Feeser Elementary, sold lemonade outside Walgreens on Elkhart Road in Goshen.

“The proceeds are going to my school, Concord Intermediate, to fund camp because we weren’t able to do it this year,” Allison said. “It’s called Camp Eberhart, and we get to do lots of stuff like zip lining, canoeing and we learn a lot of stuff, so we need more money for our buses to get us there.”


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