Lemonade Stand Teaches Summer Lesson

Summer break is winding down for many students all across the Bluegrass.

For one Franklin County youngster her summer was spent up to her elbows in lemons.

As a budding businesswoman she found selling lemonade can help earn you money while helping others at the same time.

At just 7-years old, Paige Mansfield is a budding entrepreneur one lemon at a time.

"Its our own secret recipe," said Paige Mansfield.

For her entire summer break summer has been selling lemonade at the Franklin County Farmers Market.

Her stand started as a lesson about the value of a dollar.

"She's an amazing little girl, she started out you know like she wanted to get an X-Box 360 for her to play with," said Becky Mansfield, Paige's mother.

Paige's mom said she would have to do it the old fashioned way by saving, the idea of starting a lemonade stand was born.

Paige turned to her grandfather to spice up her lemonade.

"My dad runs an apple orchard, to sell the product we had to make some lemonade with other ingredients, they came up with a great recipe," said Becky Mansfield.

Paige's secret is fresh fruit and so far its been a hit!

On the day we met Paige she says she had already sold about $52 dollars in lemonade at the market that day.

Being an animal lover Paige soon forgot about making money for an X-Box when she made a trip to the Humane Society.

"She made a comment about how sad it was and all the poor dogs and I said well people donate their time and volunteer to help them out," said Becky Mansfield.

Now that's what Paige is doing, she spent her summer selling her sweet and sour concoction to help buy food for the animals something that makes her parents beyond proud.

She may not fully understand her efforts yet, but making lemonade out of life's lemons has turned into success for this young lady.

Paige's mom tells us that her stand has been quite successful, in just a few weeks at 75 cents a cup, she has made over a hundred dollars for the Humane Society.

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