Getting married is a dream shared by women all over the world, but for some, making that dream a reality is difficult.
Wilmington native Carmen Cambron plans to get married in the fall, and is struggling to make ends meet financially. Cambron works several small jobs around town, but says she needs more income to finance her dream wedding in November.
Together with her friends, Emily Rieves and Hannah Jones, Cambron set up a lemonade stand - giving out ice cold drinks for free and accepting donations along the way.
Cambron says there's nothing she won't do to make sure she marries the love of her life later this year. She shared that her sister is also getting married in July of this year and is doing anything she can think of to help her parents out.
Wearing bikinis and dancing with hula hoops, the trio caught a lot of attention at the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot on North 23rd Street Wednesday.
After a complaint from the public claiming that the three looked "homeless", police asked them to leave.
They moved their lemonade stand to Carmen's front yard on Shirley Road.
Cambron says that everyone who stopped by has dropped at least a dollar in their jar. They've raised about $25 in just a couple of hours.
Cambron said she doesn't mean to offend anyone, she just wanted to do something creative to relieve some of the financial stress on her father and fiancé.
"It's a beautiful day and we're just out here to have fun," the bride to be said. "I have loved Ben (her fiancé) for a very long time, since we were 13, and I will do whatever it takes to make sure we have a wedding."
The trio plans to set up the same lemonade stand this Friday at noon at 2325 Shirley Road.
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