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Photo feature: Squashing the competition

Bretlyn Bairnsfather hoped for a little divine intervention, while Shealyn Cupit used the direct approach Friday afternoon to attract passersby to the lemonade, zucchini and cucumber stand on Cross Street. Top right, Cupit expresses her dismay as another car passes without stopping at the lemonade, zucchini and cucumber stand. Bottom right, the trio did not have much luck selling zucchini and cucumbers but they did sell enough lemonade to fill up the money jar on their table. Of the three days they have set up their stand on Cross Street, Friday was by far the most successful. The girls raised $46 Friday, better than the $30 they raised Thursday and the $12 they brought in Wednesday. In all they sold one zucchini and two cucumbers.

VIDALIA — Selling lemonade on the street was too easy for Caroline Stevens, 12, Bretlyn Bairnsfather, 11, and Shealyn Cupit, 11. The trio decided to make their summer entrepreneurial project more challenging by also adding zucchini and cucumbers to their roadside stand on Cross Street in Vidalia. The small businesswomen tried everything they could to get drivers to stop by their lemonade and zucchini stand Friday afternoon.

Caroline Stevens shows off her multi-colored nails as she motions for drivers to stop Friday.
The girls make a transaction.