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Three Things Learned at Best Tasting Lemonade Contest

Three things I learned this weekend at the Best Tasting Lemonade Contest in Houston:

1. Cucumber can be a good thing when it comes to lemonade.

2. To make the best lemonade, all you need is love.

All you need is love

3. Sometimes, you gotta look the part when you’re selling a product! The right outfit can go a long way.

Alexis as Imperial Sugar

View more photos from the Best Tasting Lemonade Contest at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

See a list of the day’s contest winners!


April 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm Leave a comment

Letter from a Proud Mom

Below is a picture of Alexis Cross in the lemonade day competition this past Saturday at the Children’s Museum. She was dressed as the “Imperial Sugar Girl” and will be this Sunday as well.

Thank you for promoting this wonderful opportunity for kids to explore being an entrepreneur. If you are in the neighborhood we would love to extend a personal invitation for you to stop and say hello.  She will be selling her product on Lemonade Day this Sunday 5/2 in front of the Sienna Plantation CVS located on Hwy 6 (Sienna Parkway) in Missouri City, Texas.

Alexis will take the proceeds she makes to support the Military Moms of Brazoria County.  She will use the money to purchase Ramen Noodles for the Troop goodie boxes she helps them pack to send overseas as part of her community service work as a Girl Scout.  We are so proud!

V.  Cross (Mom)

Check out Alexis’ lemonade stand May 2 at the Sienna Plantation CVS Pharmacy at Hwy. 6

April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

The numbers.

This past week my focus has been finding all of the schools in the Chicagoland area. The process has been rigorous but so enlightening. As I found more and more schools my enthusiasm grew more for lemonade day. With each school found there is potential to reach even more children, which is the whole point of Lemonade Day. The sheer number of students and places of education is my push to make Lemonade Day Chicago as big of a success as possible.

There is potential to reach hundred of thousands of kids. With lemonade day the children experience the opportunity of being successful by making their own business decisions, creating their own lemonade product and making their own money. These aspects will stick with the youth for a life time and best of all it will encourage them to contribute to the success of themselves and the success of our country. The number of children that need an uplifting program like Lemonade Day is enormous and it is my personal goal to maximize the amount of youth touched by Lemonade Day.

I hope that you will continue to follow Lemonade Day as it grows stronger and stronger across the nation. Lemonade Day is coming and there is no stopping us!

June 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

What does Lemonade Day Mean…

This afternoon my wonderful fellow interns and I were lucky enough to have a meeting with a very inspiring activist rapper from Brazil, MV Bill. MV Bill is doing some truely amazing things for his country. He is using his skills in the hip-hop world to make a difference in the slums of his home country. But he is not doing it in the conventional way most Americanized hip-hop stars would think to make a difference. In fact, he disagrees completely with the way that many American rap artists have portrayed themselves through their lyrics and lifestyles.  MV Bill is actually rapping about the experiences and hardships in the slums of Brazil in order to get the government,people of Brazil and all across the world to try to change the terrible things occurring in their slums. Even though people of have called him crazy and dont understand why he is using his music skills to tell of the hardships many native Brazilians endure everyday, he still continues on, because he knows what needs to be done in his country and I guarantee you, he won’t stop until the worst has been made better.

While we were all gathered around our conference room table with MV Bill, the executive director of P4L and Lemonade Day, Julie (whom is by the most inspiring woman Ive ever met) asked each of the interns to introducre ourselves and tell MV Bill what it is that drives us to make Lemonade Day happen. As soon as Julie said that, immediately my thoughts started to churn. As each of us went around the table the passion and joy in the room started to build to a whole new level, the spark in each of our eyes shined so bright when telling about the joy we feel for what we are doing. It is truly amazing to see the transformation we have each gone through in just three short weeks. Everyone one of us are on fire to help better the youth and future of our country.  Even though we each depicted our passions in different ways, we all came back to the same common goal… to inspire all of the youth in each of our cities, across the nation and around the world that anything is possible.

As week three of my journey with Lemonade Day comes to an end, my passion and love only grows stronger. I hope that you will embrace Lemonade Day with just as much passion as the whole Lemonade Day team has. What we are doing for the future is like nothing else.  I believe that with each lemonade stand that his put up on Lemonade Day there will be three times as much confidence, strength and hope instilled in each child that participates.

Have a wonderful weekend.

June 19, 2009 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

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