National Lemonade Day

Wendell Verret – Wednesday, April 29, 2015


What does entrepreneurial success taste like?  Lemonade!

Please join the Port of Delcambre and the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market this Saturday, May 2nd at the Bayou Carlin Cove pavilion in celebration of Lemonade Day Louisiana!

America was built on the back of small business.  Lemonade Day is a fun learning experience for young children in our community to be a part of that small business model with their own lemonade stand!   This national event began in Houston, Texas in 2007 with about 2,700 participants, and has since grown to over 150,000 kids in cities all across the United States and Canada.  In 2010, Lemonade Day was brought to Louisiana and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.

On Lemonade Day, young entrepreneurs throughout Louisiana and the country will set up lemonade stands and exhibit their creative business skills.  The main objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.  Kids will learn how to begin, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand!

All registered participants will receive a yellow backpack.  Inside this yellow bag of goodness will be everything you need to prepare for Lemonade Day.  By participating, children learn to create budgets, set profit-making goals, serve customers, repay investors, and give back to the community, all while having fun doing it!  Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success.  They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some.  So get yourself a backpack, make a business plan, and start making money and who knows, you may very well learn to become the next millionaire CEO!

The Port is offering free space at the Delcambre Farmer’s Market this Saturday, May 2nd!  To register, visit the National Lemonade Day website here, then call us at(800) 884-6120 Ext. 6 to set up your space.