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Galveston Chamber Announces Lemonade Day Galveston Goes County Wide

Kids of all ages, pre-k through high school, in Galveston County are encouraged to participate in this free event that teaches children how to own and operate their very own business.

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Lemonade Day Galveston will reach beyond the borders of Galveston Island this year. Galveston County parents and caring adults can sign up their aspiring young entrepreneurs to participate in this free event on the Lemonade Day Galveston website –

Galveston.LemonadeDay.org. Lemonade Day Galveston will take place all day on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Gina Spagnola, President of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and Lemonade Day Galveston City Director, commented, “Lemonade Day Galveston is empowering our kids by teaching them skills that will help them be successful in business and in life, and I am so proud to be a part of something with the potential to change the trajectory of our country.”

Lemonade Day Galveston 2014 co-chairs Jennifer Goodman of Odyssey Academy and Lauren Suderman with Moody National Bank are accompanying Spagnola on a whirlwind tour of local campuses encouraging parents and students to participate. Upon registering students receive a backpack with an entrepreneur workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day including setting goals, planning, budgeting, advertising, purchasing, banking and more. To schedule a registration event at your school or youth organization, please contact Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326.

Registered Lemonade Day Galveston participants are encouraged to participate in the annual “Build a Stand…Spark a Dream” event organized by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The event will take at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Village Hardware located at 6627 Stewart Road in Galveston. Lemonade Day Galveston participants will have the opportunity to purchase kits for $19.99; kits will include all the materials needed to construct a lemonade stand. Volunteers will be available to help kids assemble their stands. Parents and caring adults should make arrangements for constructed stands to be moved offsite.

Another exciting event presented by the Galveston Chamber is the annual “Best Tasting Lemonade Contest.” This year’s competitive event will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. in Saengerfest Park located at 2300 Strand in Galveston. Lemonade Day Galveston participants can enter the contest by bringing one gallon of their lemonade in an unmarked container. Competitors must arrive by 10:00 a.m., and late registrations may not be accepted. A panel of judges will conduct a blind tasting to determine the winners. Winners will be eligible to receive cash and prizes.

Lemonade Day Galveston will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Children will set up their lemonade stands all across Galveston County, and community members are encouraged to support our young entrepreneurs by drinking lots of lemonade! Corporate sponsors, volunteers and mentors are all needed to help the event succeed. If you are interested in getting involved with Lemonade Day Galveston in any of these capacities, or if your school or youth organization would like to request a presentation from Lemonade Day Galveston leadership, please contact Gina Spagnola at gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326. More information about registration, Lemonade Day Galveston events and more can be found at Galveston.LemonadeDay.org.

 

About Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day Galveston is presented and organized by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. Lemonade Day is a free, nationwide event on Sunday, May 4, 2014 that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very first business – a lemonade stand.  The purpose of Lemonade Day is to teach youth to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, market their product and give back to the community.  Lemonade Day empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.  Galveston County youth of all ages, from pre-K through high school, can register to set up an official Lemonade Day stand.  Learn more at Galveston.LemonadeDay.org or by visiting the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, located at 2228 Mechanic Street, Suite 101 in Downtown Galveston.   Don’t forget to “like” Lemonade Day Galveston on Facebook – www.facebook.com/LemonadeDayGalveston!

 

About the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Education Committee was formed in 2010 to bring attention to the diversity of choices in Galveston schools as well as provide assistance in educational improvement initiatives.  Members of the committee include representatives from every educational institution on the island including public, private and charter as well as early childhood, grade school, middle school, high school, community college and universities with a presence on Galveston Island.

 

About the Galveston Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce is To Promote and Advocate for Business.  The Galveston Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1845, is Texas’ first and oldest chamber of commerce.  For more information about the Galveston Chamber, visit them at the corner of 23rd and Mechanic in Historic Downtown Galveston.  You can also check them out at www.GalvestonChamber.com, like them on Facebook – www.facebook.com/GalvestonChamber and follow them on twitter – www.twitter.com/GalvChamber.  Don’t forget to download MyChamberApp on your smart phone so you can access the Galveston Chamber membership directory, upcoming event information and more anytime, anywhere.

 

Media Contact:

Erin M. Kay

Director of Marketing, PR & Membership Development | Galveston Chamber of Commerce

O: (409) 763-5326 ext. 150 | F: (409) 763-8271

www.GalvestonChamber.com | ekay@galvestonchamber.com

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