Mayors Tony Kennon, Ralph Hellmich, and Robert Craft of the cities of Orange Beach, Foley, and Gulf Shores recently proclaimed Saturday, May 15, as Lemonade Day Coastal Alabama at recent city council …
Mayors Tony Kennon, Ralph Hellmich, and Robert Craft of the cities of Orange Beach, Foley, and Gulf Shores recently proclaimed Saturday, May 15, as Lemonade Day Coastal Alabama at recent city council meetings.
The mayors and councils spoke on the benefits of the nationwide educational program, based out of Houston, Texas, which first came to the Coastal Alabama area back in 2018. The program is run by the Coastal Alabama Business and South Baldwin Chambers.
"Having the support of the cities means so much to us," said Coastal Alabama Lemonade Day City Directory Penny Hughey, "Being able to be recognized during city council meetings puts so many new eyes on the program and introduces people to something they might not have been previously aware was happening in the community."
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can attend various workshops on topics (such as recipe development and stand building) 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 have 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.
Residents in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Foley are encouraged to look out for stands May 15 and support the young entrepreneurs, or they can see the list of stands on the Lemonade Day Coastal Alabama website.
Registration is still open to students at lemonadeday.org/coastal-alabama. Parents, business owners, and community leaders looking for more information on the program can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-968-7220.