Lemonade Day stands will be popping up all around Louisiana Saturday.
More than 20,000 youth in the state are expected to participate in the sixth annual Lemonade Day, designed to teach entrepreneurship and character development among Louisiana’s youth ages 4 to 18.
Young entrepreneurs were provided with a free backpack, which contained detailed materials to help them establish their lemonade stand. They are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little by donating a portion of their sales to a local charity.
More than 30 corporate sponsors have teamed up to support this year’s Lemonade Day.
Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed Saturday as National Lemonade Day in the state.
In addition, mayors in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Thibodaux, Shreveport and Monroe, and a number of elected officials as well as community and business leaders have issued resolutions, proclamations and certificates.
Lemonade Day Louisiana has involved more than 75,000 children since it was introduced in Louisiana in 2010 by businessmen John Georges of New Orleans and Todd Graves of Baton Rouge. Louisiana is one of more than 56 regions in the U.S. and Canada participating in Lemonade Day.
A list of lemonade stand locations is at louisiana.lemonadeday.org.