By Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Children in the Williston region are being taught the fundamentals of operating a business, through lemonade.

The second annual Williston Lemonade Day took place Saturday, with more than 200 children setting up street-side lemonade stands to sell juice and baked goods. Some stands popped up in the neighboring communities of Trenton, Grenora and Tioga.

“It was bigger and better than last year,” committee chairwoman Chelsea Bryant told the Williston Herald.

Nine-year-old Aaralyn Osburn set up her Williston stand to capture airport traffic, hoping to earn enough money to attend a summer camp. City officials gave her the award for best stand.

Stand owner Montana Icenogle told KUMV-TV that operating a stand is fun and allows children to apply lessons from school and “see the profit from it.”

Lemonade Day is a nonprofit effort that began in Houston in 2007 and has spread across the U.S. and Canada. Williston is the only North Dakota city that takes part.

“The young children and the young entrepreneurs out there today really impressed an old dog like myself,” Mayor Howard Klug told KUMV after touring stands.

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