Up­per Gwynedd boy turn­ing profit through bot­tled wa­ter sales

North Penn Life - - Opinion - By Brian Binga­man bbinga­man@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

Gwynedd Square El­e­menWDry firVW-JrDGer EGGLe HeOOer al­ready has a jump on his class­mates in math.

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.

“He’V Yery PuFh RuWVSRken and peo­ple are drawn to him like they’re drawn to­ward most kids,” said his mother, Linda.

LLnGD DnG EG HeOOer Dre busi­ness own­ers them­selves, run­nLnJ HeOOer’V BuLOGLnJ and oe­mod­el­ing since the early ‘90s.

$FFRrGLnJ WR LLnGD HeOOer, de­spite a cool and stormy First Fri­day in June, her VRn’V neW SrR­fiW WhrRuJhRuW three months, mi­nus the ex­pense of buy­ing the wa­ter, is $220.

6WrDnJeOy, EGGLe firVW JRW the idea to sell wa­ter from a stand at the end of his Towa­mencin Av­enue drive­way dur­ing Jan­uary, in the dead of win­ter.

“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.

“The mail­man would buy one from him on a Satur­day, and that got it started,” Lin- GD HeOOer VDLG, DGGLnJ WhDW LW only took a few months of week­ends sell­ing from the drive­way be­fore he re­al­ized that sell­ing wa­ter at First Fri­day was the way to go.

“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.

“He ZDnWV WR Ee Zhere Whe streets are closed,” noted LLnGD HeOOer, ZhR VRPe­times has to coach her son when he gets sev­eral cus­tomers at once.

“I do like to make money,” said Eddie, who said one cus­tomer bought 10 wa­ters from him.

Photo by MARK C. PSORAS

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.

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