Kids in local towns will be handing out snacks and lemonade tomorrow, June 22nd, as part of Northern Alberta Lemonade Day.
The initiative is to help kids from kindergarten to Grade 12 learn entrepreneurial skills like how to run a business, what to do with their profits and how to budget effectively. The three pillars of the program are “save some, spend some, share some,” where the kids will choose a local charity or organization they want to share a portion of their profits with.
Ellen Maccormac with Community Futures Yellowhead East says participants have been working hard to prepare themselves, having attended two mentoring sessions over the last month.
At their second mentoring session on June 6th, Whitecourt participants got to have their lemonade tasted and judged, and 12-year-old Georgia Harper won for her Glittering Lemonade.
42 kids in Whitecourt, and others in Barrhead, Swan Hills, and Onoway will be out from 10-4 on Saturday at their stands in various locations around the towns.
Stands will be at the following locations in Whitecourt: Rotary Park, Hendrickson Black CPA’s, Whitecourt Fire Hall, Repeat Boutique, Whitecourt Golf & Country Club, Canna Cabana in Midtown Mall, Canadian Tire, IGA, Home Hardware, Allan and Jean Millar Centre, Beaver Creek General Store, ReMax Advantage, Whitecourt Chamber of Commerce, Ralcomm Ltd., 16 Pineview Road, Studio 83, Primerica and MVD Registry parking lot, Whitecourt Public Library, Hadley & Asher’s Candy Emporium, Twice is Nice, and Warehouse One.
Stands will at the following locations in Barrhead: Pembina West Co-Op Gas Bar, Barrhead Aquatic Centre, TD Bank, Pembina West Co-Op, Barrhead Sound, Splash Park, Ripple Connection, and Clyde Baseball Diamond.
Stands will be at the following locations in Swan Hills: Super A Foods, Swan Hills Baptist Church, Town Office, Swan Hills Public Library, Sammy’s Restaurant, Swan Hills Hotel, Brewzers, ATB Financial, Burger Baron, Town Park, Fountain Near the Town Office, Swan Palace, Corner of Sunset Crescent and Main Street, Swan Hills Healthcare Centre, Swan Hills Esso, Rexall Drug Store, Community Park, and Chalmers Avenue.
Stands will at the following locations in Onoway: Bigway Foods, Country Fresh Water, and the Beachside Market in Alberta Beach.