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VIDEO: Support young entrepreneurs at lemonade stands

Lemonade Day Month's final weekend is May 20, 21

By LAURA FREEMAN Reporter Published: May 10, 2017 12:05 AM
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Hudson - Rain or shine, Lemonade Day Month continued with groups from Seton Catholic School selling lemonade, snacks and raising money for charities May 6 7.

Fifth graders from East Woods School will have stands around town on May 13, 20 and 21.

Hudson Montessori School sold lemonade in April.

The annual Lemonade Day program began in 2011 in Northeast Ohio, and students from the Hudson City Schools, Hudson Montessori School and Seton Catholic School participate in the program. Lemonade Day is a national initiative to educate youth about how to start, own and operate a business. In addition they learn about choosing a charity and giving back to the community.

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Hudson Community Foundation and city of Hudson support the program. Teams obtained loans from the foundations, which they pay back. Each team donates at least 25 percent of its profits to a chosen charity.

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The students created a name for their company, a slogan and a jingle. They chose what products to sell and the charity.

Some of the lemonade stands open May 6-7 were:

Members of Exotic Lemons in front of Great Clips where "it's fresh from the jungle" included Kord Ready, Katie Chumura, Rachael Stasick, Timmy Papczun and Josh Spacagna. They donated 25 percent of their profits to Noah's Lost Ark, a sanctuary in Berlin, Ohio for abused and neglected animals.

At Acme, The Space Lemons, whose slogan was "Our lemonade sparkles like the stars," included Michalle Giorgi, Quinn Regan, Peter Conover, Crace Williams and Kaitlyn Flynn. Their charity was the Cancer Research Institute.

In front of Lulu's Yogurt with a Twist, The Lightning Lemons supported the Wounded Warrior Project. Kate McMullin, Francesca Villanti, AJ Januska, Brayden Foster and Alex Brown were the members with "Our lemonade is so good it's electric" as their slogan.

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Haley Hoag, Celine Omega, Ethan Groppe, Finn Barger and Jojo Delambo set up the Lovely Lemons in front of the library with the slogan, "There is a little love in every glass." Their charity was Make-A-Wish.

The Insta Lemons, with "Instantly refreshing" as their slogan, set up between Chico's and Talbots and included Haley Wilson, Amelia Plaspohl, Giovanni Caputo and Casey Kula. Their charity was VeloSano, a bike club that raises funds for cancer research.

Christian Mineo, Kate Cihlar, Malaya Cullen, Mia Kavlick, William Bartlett and Parker Barrett were members of "The Sweet N' Sour Lemons" with the slogan "Taste the sweet n' sour goodness." Their charity was the American Red Cross.

Residents are encourage to support the students by buying a glass of lemonade from the stands and asking questions about their business experience.

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