Public invited to join the fun on May 14
Local Youth to Participate in Community-Wide Contest on May 14, 2011Friday, May 13, 2011
More than 25 area youth will participate in Lemonade Day’s annual “Best Tasting Lemonade” Contest. The event, which kicks-off the Lemonade 2011 festivities will be Judged by local celebrity judges including, the Denver Post’s Penny Parker, Westword’s Lori Midson & Nancy Levine, Elway’s executive Chef Tyler Wiard, Gabby Gourmet, Pat Miller, Terry Vitale of Colorado Expression and Young American’s Bank youth board member, Colin Wells.
The contest isn’t just made up of lemon juice, sugar & water, but it also includes large amounts of peer mentoring, creativity and teamwork. The 25 contestants were randomly selected from early Lemonade Day registrants throughout the community. It’s still not too late for other children to join the fun! During the event, children can sign up for Lemonade Day and receive a special backpack filled with instructional materials that will guide them through the process of developing their lemonade stand.
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 1pm-3pm
Young American’s Bank, 3550 East First Ave., Denver, CO 80206 (1st & Monroe)
Kids, ages 5-18 will be competing for the “best tasting lemonade”. Great visuals include judges tasting participant’s drinks and the announcement of the winners.
ABOUT LEMONADE DAY:
Lemonade Day is a FREE, community-wide, educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business-a lemonade stand. Kids of all ages learn to set goals, develop a plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and give back to their community.
On Sunday, May 22, 2011, young entrepreneurs set up their lemonade stand business and this is the day for the entire community to support youth. If you’re not selling on Lemonade day, you’re buying it. The kids get to keep the money they make and are encouraged to save a little, spend a little and share a little with the community. For more information, visit www.LemonadeDay.org.
Lemonade Day Metro Denver local partners include: King Soopers, Dependable Cleaners, Young American’s Bank, Cherry Creek North with Foundation support provided by: Daniels Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation & Rachel’s Challenge. Other event supporters include: TalentTrust, PDC Energy, Yay!Life!, Santa Cruz Organic, Ernie’s Bar & Pizza, Little Me’s, Crocs, Heidi’s Deli, Starbucks, Enstrom Candies, Real Baby, Wahoo’s, My Friend’s Bus, Expand a Sign, Innovative Real Estate Group, Robinson Dairy, Capital Investment Management, Cost Cutters and Comcast.