Parksville entrepreneur knows what she wants

Young lemonade lady has a goal or two for her enterprise

Alex Conners had some thirsty customers yesterday at her lemonade stand on Dickinson Way in French Creek. Lance Davies waited patiently in his truck for a refreshing drink

Alex Conners had some thirsty customers yesterday at her lemonade stand on Dickinson Way in French Creek. Lance Davies waited patiently in his truck for a refreshing drink

You are never too young to start planning for your financial future and eight-year-old Alex Connors of French Creek is a testament to that moniker.

The Winchelsea Elementary School student who recently graduated from Grade 2 is spending part of her summer break selling lemonade at a stand outside her home on Dickinson Way.

She set up her stand on Monday, July 16 near the stop light at Highway One and Wright Road after working for several hours on a colorful sign Sunday night.

The young entrepreneur was selling her lemonade for 25 cents a cup with all proceeds going to a good cause.

“I am going to put the money in my bank account. I am saving for the future… for a car… or a house,” she declared.

Connors provided free salt and vinegar potato chips for her customers while they waited for their pink lemonade at her very pink lemonade stand.

She had over a dozen customers after only a few hours of sales and said she will be open for business again most likely on the weekend.

Drive-by customer Lance Davies said he was thrilled to support the very young business woman and suggested more children follow her lead.

“We need more of these stands around.  When I was a kid there were all sorts,” he said.