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Mayor Moore Proclaimes May 7th Lemonade Day

Post Date:05/05/2017 3:00 PM

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Mayor Moore declared Sunday, May 7th Lemonade Day whereas Lemonade Day is good for kids, good for business and good for Richmond.  Holthouse Foundation for Kids, Lester & Sue Smith Foundation, Spark Energy, The Grainger Foundation, and Cadence Bank, along with many other companies and organizations are joining forces to bring this innovative program to Houston and surrounding communities on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Lemonade Day is a free program dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the simple and time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand. Additionally, it provides youth with free materials and support, thanks to local sponsors who recognize the significant benefits for teaching youth business skills early. This innovative program is teaching valuable lessons to the future business leaders of our community. As well, these young entrepreneurs learn real life skills through experiential learning. The children participating learn to ‘spend a little, save a little and share a little’, donating a portion of their profits to any local charity of their choice.

Lemonade Day is a day of learning and celebrating Richmond’s future; whereas, every citizen has a job- either buying or helping children sell lemonade- on May 7th. The citizens of Richmond are encouraged to simply purchase a cup of lemonade from one of the youth participating in the program to demonstrate how our community cares for the future of youth. Lemonade Day is a part of Prepared 4 Life, a non-profit organization that provides fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship.

The City salutes and commends the sponsors, organizers and participants of this innovative program.

So go ahead….enjoy a glass of lemonade on May 7th

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