AMITYVILLE - While Hurricane Irene may have left some Long Islanders without power and flooded their homes, it has presented a group of entrepreneurial youngsters with a business opportunity.
McKenna Campbell, Peter Plauschau and Cameron Campbell, all of Amityville, noticed that traffic was rerouted from the main roadway to their quiet street amid repairs to power lines, so the three sprung into action and set up a lemonade stand.
Campbell says they made $75 yesterday, but the main road has since reopened and their sales have taken a major hit. Still, some thirsty passersbys are still dropping by for a cool drink, or just to give a few dollars to the enterprising kids.
The business-minded trio decided to give the proceeds from the lemonade sale to a local charity.