Success is sweet.
That sweet success will taste like lemons for the upcoming Lemonade Day.
Though the Lemonade Day events take place the first weekend of May, the Clear Creek Shopping Center, Building 4250 Clear Creek Blvd., at Fort Hood will be the site of the Lemonade Day registration kick-off event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The event will feature opening remarks by Fort Hood garrison commander Col. Hank Perry, along with face painting, games and prizes and food court specials.
“Fort Hood leadership has supported Lemonade Day for years,” said Amanda Sequeira, Lemonade Day city director.
The mission of Lemonade Day is to inspire youth to become business leaders, community volunteers, social advocates and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Youngsters interested in participating in Lemonade Day can plan to attend one of the free Lemonade Day University — or Lemon U — workshops which will be held in the area.
- March 6, Lemon U will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail.
- March 20, The Kouma Community Center, 48810 Washington St., Fort Hood, will host Lemon U at 6:30 p.m.. No visitors pass is necessary, as the location is not within Fort Hood’s security fence.
Related events in April will include lemonade-tasting contests and “build your stand” workshops at Fort Hood and Heights Lumber and Supply in Harker Heights.
The Fort Hood Area Lemonade Day committee organizes lemonade stands in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and surrounding communities.
Sequeira encourages those who can’t attend Saturday’s event to register online. “As soon as the registration is complete, participants will have access to Lemonopolis, the digital Lemonade Day community.”
Resources included on the Lemonopolis website are the “real meat behind the program,” Sequeira said. The youngsters will be able to learn about the business structure and even develop a business plan, as well as decide what to do with their Lemonade Day profits.
Additional information is available on the Lemonade Day website: forthood.lemonadeday.org