Lemonade Day 2024 Has Arrived

BRANDON MS – May 4, 2024 – Today is the culmination of 2+ months of work, training, reading, and learning by 100+ young entrepreneurs here in our area. They will all erect their very own lemonade stands, all over Brandon, Flowood, and the Reservoir area.

These guys and gals have learned about revenue and expenses, how to create their own lemonade recipe, how to do some clever marketing, as well as the basics of the business permitting process, and even financial skills including getting a real $50 loan from our bank sponsor, the great folks at Community Bank here in Brandon.

If you’re wondering where the revenue goes that each stand earns, the money is for the kids to keep. However, part of the Lemonade Day program is to encourage the participating kids to “Save some, spend some (reward yourself), and donate some”. So these kids have their sights set on what they’re saving their money for, how much they plan to spend, and what charity in which to donate.

There’s an online map of available stands. While a couple are in residential areas, nearly all are in front of a retail or restaurant business. Each participating child obtained a one-day lease (for $1.00) with the respective business location, so they can place their stand in front of the business.

So please go visit as many stands as you can, chat it up with the kids behind the stand, buy a cup or two of their delicious lemonade, and show support for these future business leaders. While you’re at it, feel free to step inside the host business, and thank them for supporting these kids as well.

If you take any pictures of your experience at the lemonade stands and post them online, please feel free to add the hashtag  #BrandonLemonade2024

CLICK HERE for Map of Stands

MORE INFO on Lemonade Day

Brandon Chamber Website

Brandon Chamber Facebook Page