Galveston children celebrate Lemonade Day Galveston with stands across the Island
Hundreds of participants will set up lemonade stands across the city on Sunday, May 6; lessons learned include entrepreneurship and giving back to local and national charities
GALVESTON, Texas – Lemonade Day Galveston celebrates a weekend of activities, kicking off with an old fashioned lemonade tasting contest on Saturday, May 5 and culminating in hundreds of stands being set up across Galveston Island and hundreds of children selling lemonade on Sunday, May 6.
Lemonade Day teaches students the skills they need to be successful in life through the creation of a lemonade stand. They learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, save for the future, and give back to the community. Lemonade Day is an opportunity for a community to get involved with local youth they care and train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free, fun, engaging, and empowering activity.
“The young entrepreneurs have been working hard on their budgets, business plans, and building their stands,” said Gina Spagnola, City Director of Lemonade Day Galveston and President of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. “They are extremely excited and prepared to be open for business on May 6. Please wear yellow, find some lemonade day stands and support our young business owners. Come thirsty my friends!”
The fun will kick off on Saturday with the “Best Tasting Lemonade” contest. The event will be held at Saengerfest Park on the Strand in downtown Galveston from 10 a.m. until noon with participants vying for the best sour-sweet beverage in Galveston. It will include the reading of a Proclamation from the City of Galveston by Mayor Joe Jaworski and the crowning of the winner by celebrity judges.
The following day is Lemonade Day throughout Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula with dozens of children from Galveston Independent School District, Odyssey Academy, O’Connell Catholic School, Trinity Episcopal School, Satori Elementary and Ambassador’s Preparatory Academy selling lemonade in front of local stores and neighborhood corners. The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is heavily involved as the official city host of the event, partnering with local schools, organizations, and businesses to bring the community together for this exciting event.
For more information on Lemonade Day, please visit www.lemonadeday.org.