Girl, 10, lauded for top lemonade stand _lowres

Photo provided by Ursula Davis -- Blessyn Davis, left, 10, of Zachary, and her grandmother, Edith Brown, tend to Davis's lemonade stand May 2 at the Lemonade Day Louisiana event held at Americana. Davis won $150 for having the best decorated stand.

In this era of the business tycoon as celebrity, there might be the false impression that entrepreneurship is all about flamboyance and pizzazz — a nd not, as glamorously, about hard work and commitment.

There can be fun but also valuable lessons about work and rewards for even the youngest entrepreneurs who participate in this year’s Lemonade Day, April 16.

Business leaders across the state are backing the annual event to give children a first-hand taste of the joys of success in retailing a warm-weather product of proven accessibility and appeal.

We applaud the business backers of Lemonade Day and encourage families interested to look up the details about how to participate on the Louisiana site of