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Return of the lemonade stand

Making a comeback: Tatum, Jordan and Mia Petty’s lemonade stand on Fitzroy Street last Friday proved very popular with passers-by. Photo: Dubbo Photo News Making a comeback: Tatum, Jordan and Mia Petty’s lemonade stand on Fitzroy Street last Friday proved very popular with passers-by. Photo: Dubbo Photo News

The humble lemonade stand is making a comeback in Dubbo – and apparently Dubbo locals are all for it. On Friday, April 27, siblings Tatum, Jordan and Mia Petty set up shop for the day outside Monster Signs on Fitzroy Street. They sold “freshly squeezed home-made lemonade” at “The Lemonade Shack”, made from lemons that were grown in their own back yard.

The iconic ice-cold lemonade refreshment on a sweltering hot day was appreciated by many in Dubbo, considering Mother Nature has apparently postponed Autumn this year.

The school holiday project was originally Mia’s idea. “People are always doing their own stands, and we wanted to do our own,” she told Dubbo Photo News.

There was a lot of thought and effort put into setting up their road-side stand.

“We used a projector to trace the lines, and then filled them in with the colours that we wanted,” said Tatum, of how they made their eye-catching signs.

They even thought about the project from a sustainability perspective and gave their customers the environmentally-friendly option of using glass cups, rather than disposable cups.

Dubbo locals steadily dropped by for a refreshing drink – most were tradies, plus a few couriers. The general consensus was that the product was fantastic, and at an agreeable introductory price of just one dollar per cup.

The profits from their entrepreneurial endeavour will be split three ways between them. When asked how they will each spend their share of the revenue, these were their responses: “I am going to save it until I need it,” said Mia. Tatum is also going to “save it”.

Jordan had a much bigger picture in mind, saying, “I am going to save it up until I’m an adult and buy a house and buy a car!”

Well done to these three aspiring businesspeople, and how good is it to know that Dubbo people support the good old-fashioned money-making ventures of our young people.