More than 500 registered participants — one located as far away as Beulah — are registered for Saturday's Lemonade Day, and they are thirsty for business in Bismarck and Mandan.
Last year, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce event had more than 350 registered participants and 60 stands that made an average of $207 each. Chamber members held their second annual Best Tasting Lemonade Contest last week and named three stands recommended for patronage.
First place was awarded to LEMONaid - "Cure Your Thirst," run by Maya and Grant Wonnenberg. This stand will be operating from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Exxon, 4100 Saratoga Ave. in Bismarck. The menu includes fresh-squeezed lemonade with a twist, a lemonade slush, infused fruit water, strawberry lemonade cupcakes and chocolate chip cookie bars.
Grant is earning money for a guitar, and Maya is earning money for savings and to donate to Carrie's Kids.
Second place was awarded to 2 Broke Sisters' Lemonade, run by Izzy and Anna Iszler at MVP Sunset, 808 Boundary St. N.W. in Mandan. This stand will be operating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes a cherry lemon/limeade, pink lemonade, brownies and cookies.
The sisters plan to divide the money with 25 percent going to United Way's backpack program, 25 percent to savings and 50 percent to fun in the sun.
Third place was awarded to Breckyn’s Grand Slam Lemonade run by Breckyn Scott at 1301 E. Ave. C in Bismarck. The stand's hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu includes fresh-squeezed lemonade, strawberry lemonade slush, chips and cookies.
Breckyn is saving money for a coin collection, Disney, savings account and donations to the banquet.
For locations of additional lemonade stands, go to https://lemonadeday.org/bismarck-mandan/stands-map.