The national event, which is in its 16thth year, teaches children how to be entrepreneurs by owning and operating their own lemonade stands
Mayor Purzycki proclaims on July 15, 2023: Lemonade Day in Wilmington
The City of Wilmington has partnered with WDEL 101.7 FM And 93.7 WSTW to bring the national entrepreneurship education program known as Lemonade Day, now in its 16th yearth year, in the First Estate. To mark the occasion, Mayor Mike Purzycki proclaimed Saturday, July 15, 2023, Lemonade Day in Wilmington. A copy of the Mayor’s proclamation is included at the end of this release.
More than a hundred young people have signed up for this special program, which is coming to Delaware for the first time thanks to the efforts of WDEL/WSTW station events manager Danielle DiBacco. According to DiBacco, children have been busy preparing for the inaugural event for weeks and tomorrow, with the help of their parents or guardians, they will set up lemonade stands in and around Wilmington and learn first-hand what it takes to own and manage. their own business. Prizes will be awarded for best tasting lemonade and best lemonade stand.
“If you want a vibrant economy in our city, you have to build it from the ground up, and that requires entrepreneurs,” Mayor Purzycki said. “Everyone, with a little entrepreneurial nudge, can forge their own path, and this program helps plant that seed by inspiring kids to do something they will never forget.” For this reason, this event really struck me. I think it’s wonderful and should be both a fun and educational day for the children who attend.
Lemonade Day was founded in 2007 in Houston, Texas by Michael Holthouse. Holthouse’s vision was to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by helping them start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand. The main goal of Lemonade Day is to empower young people to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – business leaders, social advocates, volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. To get involved and learn more about lemonade stands near you, visit lemonadeday.org/wilmington.
Proclamation from the mayor’s office
WHILE, small business and entrepreneurship are the backbone of Wilmington’s economy, without which this city could not grow and prosper; And
WHILE, Lemonade Day is a free, community-wide educational event that provides young people with the opportunity to learn and develop entrepreneurial skills that will help them create a foundation for success in today’s global economy hui; And
WHILE, Lemonade Day is a program that teaches young aspiring entrepreneurs how to create, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand – thereby developing their independence, productivity and knowledge of financial skills and entrepreneurial habits; And
WHILE, all participants receive helpful tools like Lemonade Day workbooks and have access to mentorship that allows them to learn the steps of planning a business and the importance of serving the community, while keeping their money hard earned; And
WHILE, Lemonade Day – established in 2007 in Houston, Texas – has continued to grow and currently serves one million children in 80 approved markets in the United States, Canada and Bermuda as well as six military bases.
SO NOW, I, MICHAEL S. PURZYCKI,
Mayor of the City of Wilmington, Delaware, do here recognizing
Saturday July 15, 2023as
Lemonade Day in Wilmington
and encourage everyone to purchase a cup of lemonade (or two) from one of our enterprising young people participating in this special program to celebrate and support their entrepreneurial spirit.
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Paul Ford Jr.
Director of Communications
City of Wilmington, Mayor’s Office
Cell: (302) 530-2171