The following is a news release from Lemonade Day Louisiana via Spears Group:
BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL) – (5/3/19) Lemonade Day Louisiana organizers have extended the program through the weekend to now include Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 due to rain expected in some parts of the state on Saturday. Lemonade Day participants are advised to follow the weather, plan for their stands and make safe decisions.
“We’re so excited that Lemonade Day is finally here and can’t wait to see everyone hard at work, but our #1 priority is for our everyone to be safe, therefore we added an extra day so that participants don’t miss out if the weather is unfavorable in their area,” said Lemonade Day founder, Todd Graves.
Participants are encouraged to enter their information by visiting louisiana.lemonadeday.org. Additionally, without the help of the entire community, this program would not be possible. Community members are highly encouraged to support the various lemonade stands across the state this Saturday and Sunday. To find a stand with operating hours near you, visit louisiana.lemonadeday.org.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has also proclaimed Saturday, May 4, 2019, as Lemonade Day in the state of Louisiana. Gov. Edwards proclamation is the ninth consecutive designation of Lemonade Day since the program was brought to the state in 2010 by entrepreneurs Todd Graves and John Georges. More than 16,000 youth across Louisiana are expected to participate in the ninth annual Lemonade Day this weekend.
In addition to Edwards’ proclamation, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Lafayette Mayor Joel Robideaux, St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, Monroe Mayor James E. Mayo, Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete, and a number of other elected officials, community and business leaders have issued resolutions, proclamations, and certificates regarding this year’s event.
Lemonade Day is an educational program that teaches children how to run, own and manage a business. Through strategic lesson plans in a range of subjects including financial literacy, investment, operation and social responsibility, the Lemonade Day program facilitates entrepreneurial growth in today’s youth. The program culminates on Lemonade Day each year as children across the state set up and operate their own business, a lemonade stand.
Lemonade Day is in over 72 licensed territories domestically and three countries. Lemonade Day Louisiana has empowered over 200,000 kids and volunteers to become the business leaders of tomorrow.
To find out more information on Lemonade Day Louisiana, visit Louisiana.lemonadeday.org.