You may be sipping hot chocolate, but start thinking lemonade. A good glass of lemonade on a hot Texas day not only tastes good, but smells so fresh and light.
Good news. A bunch of boldface types, like Mayor Mike Rawlings, restaurateur/entrepreneur Phil Romano and Lemonade Day creator Michael Holthouser, announced Tuesday at Trinity Groves that Saturday, May 2, will be Dallas’ Second Annual Lemonade Day.
In preparation for the big lemon of a day, Mayor Mike “announced the Advocare Best Tasting Lemonade Contest” will take place on Saturday, April 25, at NorthPark Center. Judges like Charles English, Steve Noviello and Jason Garrett will decide the best lemonade presented by kids.
Last year’s winner, Alex German, was on hand for the announcement and was presented a royalty check for $1,000 by Phil, who arranged “to have Alex’s winning lemonade at Trinity Groves” in 2014.
According to Alex, “I’ve learned a lot about money and business by getting involved with Lemonade Day. I think it’s a great way for kids to find out what it means to be an entrepreneur and how to become one.”
But there were other winners besides Alex in this national program. In Austin, elementary school student Mikaila Ulmer, used “a recipe she found in her grandmother’s 1940’s cookbook” and ended up selling her BeeSweet Lemonade at Whole Foods in Austin and Dallas.
The thinking behind the project is to get kids involved in entrepreneurship: “Each step of the program helps kids develop critical life skills that put them on the road to financial literacy.”
After registering, “each child can download a digital Lemonade Day Entrepreneur Workbook that provides videos and lesson on how to open and operate a lemonade stand.”
So, get back to your hot chocolate and day dream about May 2 with sunshine, warm temps and ice cold lemonade.
* Photo provided by Lemonade Day