How did you come to start your lemonade business?
Light Dreams Lemonade was created by me while playing "store" in my bedroom in 2013. I would ask my mom and dad to come and buy items from me. Each item had price stickers on them, so I would scan them with my play cash register, bag and thank them and also encourage them to return.
I have always wanted to sell lemonade in my neighborhood, so last year my dad received information about the Farmer's Market from a friend. He sat me down and explained to me that I would be the owner and the boss, but he would help me. I registered as a vendor for the 2014 season. Thanks to my mommy and daddy, I am a business owner, which is pretty cool. My lemonade is homemade every Friday night and cost $1 per cup. My website is lightdreamslemonade.com.
What is the best part of working the Uptown Market most weekends?
Never miss a local story.
Meeting new people every week.
How does it feel to be your parents' boss?
It is fun to be their boss because I get to tell them what to do.
Since you started a business in elementary school, what are you plans for middle school and high school?
I plan to continue making the President's List in middle and high school. I would like to continue selling lemonade. I also enjoy making jewelry and have made over 100 pieces, so maybe I will start to selling jewelry too.
What is the best kept secret in the Chattahoochee Valley?
The Columbus Library is awesome!