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Bayou St. John youth announces his 3rd annual ‘Jazzy Lemonade’ stand during Jazz Fest

Beginning Friday, April 26th and covering both weekends of Jazz Fest, Lyle Usdin will be running his annual ‘Jazzy Lemonade’ stand in walking distance from the festival grounds at the city’s race track. This will be the third year the 10 year-old entrepreneur from Newman School has run his popular refreshment pit-stop for those on their way to the music event of the year. Years prior proved so successful that this year he’s opening a franchise just a few blocks down from the original stand on Ursulines Ave and Lopez.

Lyle began his annual business at the suggestion of his parents, Sarah and Tommy Usdin. “We thought it would be fun. There were a few people in the neighborhood that had lemonade stands but they’re older now and no longer do it. And my favorite fruit is lemon. My mother got me a lemon tree three years ago. My neighbors and I have hand pollinated the tree with a watercolor brush.”

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