Lemonade Day: Kids learn business skills while serving up cool drinks

2014 Lemonade Day interview

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Kids all across Greater Lafayette will learn business skills by pouring and selling lemonade on Saturday, May 17 — also known as Lemonade Day.

It’s a day where kids can have fun while operating, owning and running their own lemonade stand.

Ash Rubsam, who has participated in Lemonade Day since 2010, said he’s learned a lot about running a business.

“You have to make sure you’re making the right choices and [giving] the customers [what they] want,” Rubsam said when he was a guest on News 18 This Morning.

Rubsam says his stand will have lemonade that has fruit mixed in like strawberries, oranges and pineapple.

Kathryn Byrd of Greater Lafayette Commerce said stands will be set up all over Greater Lafayette. Judges, including Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski and Bob Smith from Old National Bank, will be on hand for the stands at Happy Hollow Park, 1301 Happy Hollow Road, in West Lafayette; Market Square, 2200 Elmwood Ave., in Lafayette; and Columbian Park, 1915 Scott St., in Lafayette. Awards will be handed out for “best tasting lemonade” and “best stand.”

For a list of all stand locations, go to the Lemonade Day website.

Lemonade Day runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Monday, May 19, News 18 This Morning will have an interview with Old National Bank representatives about how kids can invest the money they earned on Lemonade Day.

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