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Young Dragons Open Moonlight Café to Celebrate Supermoon

Nov 16, 2016 08:18AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Lucy Dugger and Addison Pape

The brightest moon in almost 69 years shined down on Southlake this week. This supermoon, as it’s called, gave two young Dragons a bright idea: Turn it into an entrepreneurial opportunity. 

Addison Pape and Lucy Dugger, both age nine, brainstormed the idea to sell moon pies to celebrate the supermoon. They opened Moonpie Café, similar to a lemonade stand, on their street in Southlake’s Lonesome Dove community. The girls sold moon pies to neighbors and friends for a buck a piece, earning some nice spending money just in time for the holidays.

“It was all their idea and a neat way to bring in some extra spending cash and get the neighborhood together,” says Addison’s mother, Ashley Pape. 

Beneath a moon that was 14-percent larger than normal, neighborhood families gathered together to enjoy their moon pies to the tune of moon-themed hits such as “Neon Moon,” “Moon River” and “Blue Moon.”

Forecasters say the moon won’t look as big and bright until 2034.