Lemonade Day

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It is now less than a month to Lemonade Day in Keizer and Salem. So far more than 700 area kids have signed up to become entrepeuners on May 4 with their own lemonade stands.

Lemonade Day started in Houston in 2007 and has grown to more than 100 cities across the country. The project develops business skills in our young ones, mostly middle schoolers. Once they register (salemkeizer.lemonadeday.org) the little businesspeople will receive an instructional packet and a backpack.

Participants will run their lemonade stand on Sunday, May 4. They are to find investors in their stand, develop a lemonade recipe and create the stand itself. There is no right way and no wrong way; the kids, either individually or with friends (and guidance from the event organizers and parents) will build their own little business.

In the end the kids will have learned about goal setting, planning and operations.

The reward? One third of the proceeds will pay expenses of the stand, one third should be put into savings and one third is mad money.

May 4 will be a delicious day in Keizer. Lemonade Day is a good project that will have a positive effect on our kids.   —LAZ

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