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Farmers market kicks off with help of lemonade girls

First day a success with hundreds of visitors

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POSTED: July 20, 2011 11:05 a.m.
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Kasity Dixon, Skylar Roberts and Tiffany Cassin, dubbed the Midway Lemonade Girls, pose Tuesday at their lemonade stand in the Richmond Hill Farmers Market. (Crissie Elrick)

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A bright pink and yellow lemonade stand caught the eye of many attendees at the inaugural Richmond Hill Farmers Market on Tuesday, when crowds showed up for local, farm fresh produce in J. F. Gregory Park.

The lemonade stand, run by Kasity Dixon, Skylar Roberts and Tiffany Cassin, who have recently been dubbed the Midway Lemonade Girls, was buzzing with thirsty customers who wanted a taste of the now-famous lemonade.

The three girls were busy decorating their stand with streamers and taping up their banner given to them by market organizer Angus McLeod.

“I’m just excited that we get to sell lemonade again and have fun,” Kasity said.

The girls’ story went viral within just a few days after being shut down by Midway Police for lack of a business license, making national news and radio broadcasts since.

The girls were invited by McLeod, who was excited to have the girls as special guests of the market.

“I thought it would be good for them to sell their product and good for the market,” he said.

Though the Midway Lemonade Girls were a hit at the market, it didn’t stop lines from forming at other booths, too. Before the official kick-off at 4 p.m., 100 people or more were already meandering through the market, stopping at booths, like Balance, which offers 100 percent natural bug repellant products and other relaxation sprays.

Balance owners Anne Sherman and Libby Oxenrider said they were glad to offer their products to the community.

“We want to get the word out and let people know how beneficial the products are,” Oxenrider said. “Natural is best and this is the environment for that.”

Read more in the July 20 edition of the News.

 

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