Lemonade Day in the Wabash Valley

WTHI Photo / David Essex
WTHI Photo / David Essex

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – It’s known as the official drink of summer and on Saturday there was no shortage of lemonade in Terre Haute.

Terre Haute was one of 40 cities nationwide taking part in Lemonade Day. This year was the third year Terre Haute has participated.

It is intended to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business.

500 kids around the city did just that by building and running their own lemonade stand.

“We want kids to understand the value of a dollar. We want financial literacy to be very important,” explained Courtney Richey, City Chair, Lemonade Day. “We want them to understand community service, and understand what their role in the community is, and to give back to our non-profits locally.”

Some of the profits will be donated to local organizations such as Ryves Hall and the Terre Haute Humane Society.

“I think the main thing is that you can be in business for yourself, you really can,” stated Mayor Duke Bennett. “If you’ve got a product to sell you can do it, and a lot of the times these kids may go to work for a business growing up but they have their own business.”

For more information on Lemonade Day, you can visit their website.

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