Upper Gwynedd boy turning profit through bottled water sales
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Since June, the 6-year-old has been making change while selling bottled water during First Fridays in Lansdale.
A 16.9-ounce bottle costs $1.
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“Dad built this and mom did the tablecloth and the water,” he said of the Eddie’s Water Stand, a card table with a white, wood sign extension.
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“I used to sell in the driveway; now I don’t,” said Eddie.
So far, the stand has been in the Madison Lot, in the North Penn salley Boys & Girls Club parking lot and on Wood Street.
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“I do like to make money,” said Eddie, who said one customer bought 10 waters from him.
Eddie Heller, 6, with his mother, Linda, sells bottles of water from the stand he started in front of the Heller home in Upper Gwynedd.