Alright alright, so this post was supposed to be posted long ago, but it somehow got lost in my shuffle. It was too good of an event to pass by, so I decided to come back to it and post it up!
I was invited by my fellow blogger, Chardonnay, to volunteer for Lemonade Alley, a huge lemonade stand competition for kids from elementary to high school. These were no ordinary lemonade stands. These were the best lemonade stands I had ever seen! The purpose of the event was to get kids familiar with business and entrepreneurship and teach them what it is like to have your own business. What better way to teach kids about business than to make and manage their own lemonade stands! The kids built their stands, concocted their own special recipes, managed their sales, and did everything else necessary to make their businesses successful!
It was truly a great event with a great cause. Along with the lemonade competition, there were plenty craft and food booths to visit. Though I helped work the Hogan Entrepreneurs’ booth, encouraging children to make their community “greener”, I had my chance to slip away and try some of the lemonades! They were all DELICIOUS and perfect for the blazing hot day. It was an enriching experience that I will never forget.
This is me cutting lemons for the Hogan Entrepreneurs’ booth! The club had children trace their hands on green paper and write down a commitment they would make to help make the planet “greener.” They, then, cut out their hands and glued their “leaf” hand to a barren tree. By the end of the day, our tree was lush and full of green hands! Appropriately, we decided the tree needed some lemons. =p
I loved “The Treehouse,” where you could enjoy your lemonade and leave your mark at their booth! They provided markers for drinkers to write their names and even a little message on the walls and bench of their stand.
It was such a great day. I cannot wait to attend and volunteer at next year’s Lemonade Alley!