Several prizes were awarded May 2 during Lemonade Day Louisiana in Zachary.

Lemonade Day began in Houston in 2007 and has grown from 2,700 to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada.

Lemonade Day Louisiana, a nonprofit launched in 2010 by entrepreneur John Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and owner of The Advocate, and Todd Graves, CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, empowers youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society — the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Blessyn Davis, 10, a fourth-grader at Zachary Elementary, tasted her first bit of business success by receiving a $150 cash prize for having the best decorated stand at Lemonade Day Louisiana at Americana in Zachary.

About 50 lemonade stands participated.

The event featured pet adoptions, food trucks, inflatables and concerts by the 3 Piece White Band and actor/singer John Schneider, who portrayed Bo Duke on television’s “The Dukes of Hazzard.”