It soon will be the season for lemonade — and Lemonade Day.
About two dozen youngsters gathered Tuesday at the Copperas Cove Technology Center night to learn the ins and outs of running their own lemonade business, as part of Lemonade Day University, or “Lemon U.”
The one-hour workshop gave youngsters an overview of 14 different lessons to be taken into consideration as they jump-start their business, according to Samantha Ricciardi, project coordinator for Fort Hood Lemonade Day.
Those lessons include setting goals, developing budgets and how to use the profits.
Ricciardi and Amanda Sequeira, city director for Fort Hood Lemonade Day, taught Tuesday’s class.
“Usually, students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s school of business teach the class,” Sequeira said.
The class included a special game of Jeopardy with categories such as Lemonade Day Facts and What is that Term?
The prize? Candy.
Julianna Broughton, 10, and her sister Lilianna Binsfeld, 9, attended the class, even though they’ve been participating in Lemonade Day for the past few years.
The girls saved enough over two years of their project —which offered hot dogs and chips in addition to lemonade — to buy two all-terrain vehicles and helmets.
They also provided a local veterinarian with supplies to care for kittens.
Each child who attended Lemon U received a diploma and a bright yellow Lemonade Day T-shirt.
Lemonade Day is the first weekend of May and the children will be seen at their stands around Copperas Cove.
For more information on Lemonade Day, go to lemonadeday.org/fort-hood-area.