Lemonade Day

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Young entrepreneurs from across the city will allow the Bronzeville community to sample their special lemonade creations for a small fee June 7 to celebrate Lemonade Day.

The national event is annually held in more than 30 cities across the country.  In Chicago, the Future Founders Foundation is hosting it. The Chicago Defender is the media sponsor of the event. Interested guests can work out their taste buds Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chicago Defender’s parking lot, 4445 S. King Drive. The youth are able to set their own prices for their lemonade.

“The goal is to give the community the opportunity to support its young entrepreneurs,” said Nick Prestemon, city director of Lemonade Day Chicago.

Saturday, May 31,  more than 100 youth throughout Chicago participated in a larger event at Millennium Park where there were able to show business and advertising plans to the business community. Those who attended were also able to sample their special lemonade recipes.

Besides tasting the lemonade, those who visit the booths June 7, will also have a chance to learn more about the 86th annual Chicago Defender Bud Billiken King and Queen contest, happening Aug. 9. Information on how youth can become the next king, queen, prince or princess will be available. Children in the Chicagoland area are welcome to register for the contest so that they’ll have a shot at being apart of the Royal Court.

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