Agents continue 38-year-old lemonade stand tradition


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Every year, the Park Cities community floods the streets in their best red, white and blue for the neighborhood Fourth of July parade. 

To beat the Dallas heat, parade-goers are greeted by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents at the Goar Park finish line with ice-cold lemonade. It’s a tradition almost 40 years in the making.

This year, 20 volunteers from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate spent the morning handing out 3,000 cups — roughly 220 gallons — of lemonade as thousands gathered for the fun-filled festivities.

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For agent Ronda Needham, she still reminisces about the beginnings of the Park Cities lemonade stand, which dates back to 1981.

“I remember when the stand was just a small table with a few of us walking around juggling cups of lemonade on wooden trays, like old-fashioned carhops,” Needham said. “It was manageable with only 400 being served, but now the crowds are thousands.”

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Jamie Adler, manager of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Preston Center office, says the lemonade stand is special for agents and families alike.

“Our associates have always been involved in this Park Cities’ summer highlight,” Adler said. “It’s one of our favorite ways to say thank you to our many loyal clients and the neighborhood in general, and to celebrate our common patriotic spirit.”

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Who Wouldn’t Want a Front-Yard View of Lakewood’s Fourth of July Parade?


While the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade is a major event, the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade is a bit more intimate and informal. There’s no need to register your bike or float in Lakewood; just show up at the corner of Cambria and Lakewood boulevards at the proper time, and you’re in! That casual attitude is just one of the reasons that this family-friend affair is so beloved in the neighborhood.

If you’d like to live within walking distance of the parade route, or even have a front-yard seat for the festivities, check out these homes listed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates.

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The original Lakewood Tudor on a prime corner lot at 6700 Lakeshore Drive has been thoughtfully rebuilt, with attention to detail. The generous scale of the kitchen is wonderful for today’s living and offers excellent access to the outdoor entertaining.

 

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The cozy sun room at 6523 Lakewood Boulevard is perfect for afternoon tea or a game of cards. The master bedroom sits next to an elegant large den with vaulted ceilings and a centered stone fireplace.

 

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The master retreat at 6652 Lakeshore Drive is oversized with a seating area, gas fireplace, crown moldings, spa-like bath, jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms located off the large landing area served by two baths.

 

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The house at 6748 Avalon Avenue provides plenty of space to stretch your legs. It boasts a five-car garage and a 1,600-square-foot guest house that includes a fourth full bathroom. There’s also a greenhouse, a pergola, and expansive decks.

 

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The charming, European-influenced estate at 6832 Lakewood Boulevard was built in 1929 and is hidden from the street by landscaping. It features original fixtures, stained-glass windows, and a four-car parking garage.