Little lemonade stand has a lot of ambition
11-year old Amelia Marcum dreams of one day becoming president. Don't let her age fool you though, she means business. "People don't think I'm serious when I tell them I want to be president," Amelia said. "But I am."
With the help of her cousin Kyah Parisien, 10, and under the watchful eye of her father Brendin Marcum the three have been selling homemade cookies and lemonade on the corner of 20th Street South and 11th Avenue Monday through Wednesday to raise money for a future college fund.
"Our goal is $300 dollars," Amelia said. "We're getting pretty close."
With noodles in hand and a bright yellow sign the two have been extremely successful attracting customers at the busy intersection.
"It's great to have a treat after work," passer by Martha Keifenheim said. "I used to do lemonade stands as well growing up so it's nice to help these kids out."
Young entreprenuers more like it. Only fifty dollars shy from their quota Wednesday afternoon the two are that much closer to paying for college and even closer to fulfilling their dreams.
Mom's homemade cookies and a 50-cent lemonade stand; humble beginnings for a president, but she is on her way.