My neighborhood lemonade entrepreneur is back!

24 Jul

Last year about this time I posted a blog highlighting a lemonade stand which had been set up just around the corner from me, at the corner of South Ave. and Park Ave. in Webster Village at the home of Doug and Patti Pucci.

The proprietor was 6-year old Nixie-Blu Howes, who was in town for a few weeks, visiting her grandparents. The very professional-looking stand, built by her grandfather, was brightly colored and sporting an open/closed sign, a flag and a pinwheel.

But probably the best thing about Nixie-Blu’s lemonade stand was that she was not charging anything for her lemonade. Instead, she was simply accepting donations, a portion of which she was donating to St. Jude.

Well, I’m pleased to report that Nixie-Blu and her lemonade stand are back this summer. She and her mother are visiting again for a few weeks, so the fancy wooden stand has been pulled out of storage and set up on the corner again.

Nixie-Blu has also brought back the same business model. Her customers decide what they want to pay for a cup of lemonade, and part of her earnings will be donated to St. Jude.

As you might expect given the very hot weather we’ve been having, business has been good. At one point, three cars had pulled off the busy road, the drivers lined up waiting for their lemonade. She even attracts customers who don’t want lemonade, like the teacher who came by and handed her some money simply to support her efforts.

Nixie-Blu will be in town all this week, and expects to open the stand for a few hours most of those days. So make sure to watch for her as you’re driving down South Ave., and consider supporting this budding entrepreneur.

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(posted 7/23/2022)

One Response to “My neighborhood lemonade entrepreneur is back!”

  1. Kathy Taddeo July 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

    Nixie-Blu is an inspiration (again)!
    Sent from my iPhone

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