Last Saturday was Lemonade Day in Skagway | Radio KHNS
Last week, the mayor of Skagway proclaimed that last Saturday would be lemonade day. He said it was a chance to teach kids the value of running a business and to learn the power of the almighty dollar.
It was a rare opportunity to see 70 degrees at Skagway this year. But on lemonade day the sun broke through the clouds and the city smelled of lilac and summer made a brief visit. The conditions were perfect to sample the myriad of lemonade stands in the city.
The first stop was on Broadway and Eighth Street, where a few young entrepreneurs were learning the lemonade craft.
“I am Booker. And I am Vinya.
There was a group of parents and toddlers sipping and chatting, and the boys walked me through their menu.
“Pink lemonade, free flowers and cookies, ”said Booker Klug.
The future second year students had already spent $ 60 that day.
While sipping on my pink lemonade, I strolled down the street a block and stopped at the next stand that Logan ran. Its menu was inspired by Harry Potter.
“This one is regular lemonade. This one is called Love Potion. It’s with natural roses from my garden. Pink Lemonade, then this one is Liquid Luck, which is a mysterious flavor, ”said Logan Rupprecht.
Logan didn’t want to reveal the secret ingredient that made Liquid Luck lemonade look forest green, but he did introduce me to his food offerings.
“It’s a monster cookie. It’s an M&M brownie. These are peanut butter cookies. And these are chocolate chips, ”Logan said.
Mr Rupprecht said he was the seller and his brother was the chef and that they were planning to share the product.
Next, head to State Street, which is the city’s busiest road. Dane and Waylon only had lemonade on the menu, but it sold out quickly.
“It’s strawberry lemonade and regular lemonade, ”Waylon Bricker said.
The boys said they were in direct competition with Dane’s sister in the area, but they believed their net sales were already in excess of a hundred dollars. When asked what they were going to do with the profits …
“I’ll probably save him. I’ll probably save him, ”said Dane Ames and Waylon Bricker.
They are responsible young entrepreneurs helping to solve Skagway’s thirst problems on a hot, sunny lemonade day in June.