Kids Showcase Their Business Ahead of Lemonade Day

The downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market was swarming with dozens of lemonade stands for the Lemonade Day Contest event.
The kiddo’s prepared their sweetest batch of lemonade for judges today.
These tiny entrepreneurs have been busy for weeks building their lemonade stands and tweaking their recipes for Lemonade Day.
More than that, though, the kids are learning to set goals, advertising, marketing and budgeting–all the principals of business.
“We also help them grow in leadership and self-awareness, a higher level of self-esteem,” said Lemonade Day city director, Phoebe Smith. “We believe this program teaches personal development skills.”
But today, no matter who took first prize, everybody won!
Parents, organizers and even the little ones say Lemonade Day is a great way to hone valuable life skills at such an early age.
“We sell Lemon Delight,” said Lemonade Day contestant, Nadir Senghor. “It’s kind of like a shake and when it goes through your mouth it’s all creamy and at the same time you can taste a little bit of lemon.”
Smith says they nearly doubled in participation from last year. They’re anticipating 225 kids.
Remember to mark your calendars for April 30 and support these young entrepreneurs for Lemonade Day.

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