Richland One Features Young Entrepreneurs’ Lemonade with Thanksgiving Meals at Schools
Young entrepreneurs Faith and Malia Jeffcoat, twin sisters known as “The Lemonade Twins” who sell their homemade lemonade throughout Columbia, are having their beverage featured at Richland One schools this week.
For the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Richland One’s Nutrition Services department is serving Thanksgiving meals. The twins’ lemonade will be served to adults as part of the lunch program.
“We feel good about having parents trying our lemonade,” said Faith. “We hope people like our lemonade.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to have Richland One feature my girls’ lemonade and for them to serve to families at their school,” said Mariah Jeffcoat, the twins’ mother.
Faith and Malia are second-graders at Meadowfield Elementary School. Today, they helped serve their lemonade to adults at their school as part of its “VIP Day.” Students invited the important adults in their lives to help them celebrate Thanksgiving. Invited guests saw what students are learning in their classes before lunchtime.
“Being able to highlight [Faith and Malia] as our entrepreneurs speaks volumes of their commitment to their dreams,” said Meadowfield Principal Lakisha Cook. “We’re excited to have them highlighted at our VIP Day.”
“The Lemonade Twins” started their business in 2020. They hope to inspire other young entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. The twins can be seen at the Soda City Market in Downtown Columbia every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Malia and Faith Jeffcoat (left and right, respectively) share a lemonade toast with Richland One Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon.
Malia and Faith Jeffcoat (left and right, respectively) with Meadowfield Elementary School Principal Lakisha Cook
Malia and Faith Jeffcoat (left and right, respectively) serve their lemonade to a Meadowfield Elementary School parent.
Faith and Malia (left and right, respectively) with Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon