BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — You all know what the saying goes.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. For ‘Say Say Clark’, that’s what she likes to do.
“It’s going to be a hot summer day, and they need lemonade. So they’ll come to my lemonade stand,” Say Say said.
She’s a 7-year-old entrepreneur with a constant smile plastered on her face. She and her family sell lemonade at ‘Say Say’s Lemonade’ at the corner of Broadway and Jefferson Avenue.
When she first saw the vision of this lemonade stand, her father, Jonathan Clark, immediately knew it had to be a good stand.
“Since he was my baby, I wanted to build him the most beautiful lemonade stand possible,” Clark said.
But Clark said it was a little too good for a lemonade stand.
“It was so good they stole it,” Clark said.
Say Say’s lemonade stand was robbed in 2021. His father then decided it was time to get to work and rebuild it.
“I went to my old company, and they gave me the windows and the skylight, and they sold me the siding. It just started with some two-by-fours, and it went from there,” Clark said.
He made Say Say a brand new lemonade house, and it was decorated. All he wanted was to make her smile.
“I just wanted her to be happy and I wanted her to love her just as much as the last one,” Clark said.
All of this has a deeper meaning. Clark has a business right next to Say Say that he’s invested a lot of his life in. All he wants to teach her is how she can take care of her money, so that she is financially independent down the line.
“Eventually, I will no longer be here. I just want to know that she’s okay. That’s how my family raised us,” Clark said.