The Coastal Alabama and South Baldwin Chambers are excited to announce that Lemonade Day is now open for registration to children currently enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, & Foley areas.
The nationwide program first came to the Coastal Alabama area on a hunch from former Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Chairman Nick Wilmott.
"I was driving through New Orleans one weekend and saw an endless amount of lemonade stands," said Wilmott, "After finding out it was part of a national program that taught children the fundamentals of owning their own business, I knew we had to bring it to our area. With so many of our members being locally owned, our island children are surrounded by the principals of entrepreneurship and it was a great way to strengthen the bond between our children, community and local businesses."
Participants can attend various workshops on topics (such as recipe development and financial literacy) to help prepare them for the big day where they will be running their own stand at a designated location in the community.
Along with teaching the ins-and-outs of the business world, the program also encourages its' participants to split up the money they've earned in three ways...
• Spend it - As reward for their hard work.
• Share it - With a cause or charity in the community.
• Save it - To put away or re-invest for next year!
New this year includes the addition of the Foley area to Lemonade Day in partnership with the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, to help further the impact of the program.
The committee for the 2020 event, set for April 18, are also actively seeking event sponsors and safe stand locations to host children on the day of. Those wanting to get involved can visit the Lemonade Day page on SponsorMyChamber.com or contact Penny Hughey at email@example.com or 251-968-7220.
For more information on Lemonade Day or to sign up your child, head over to lemonadeday.org/coastal-alabama