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Monday AM April 13th, 2009

Lemonade Day returns on the first Sunday in May, and several events are paving the way. Ed Mayberry reports.


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Lemonade Day was designed by the non-profit group Prepared4Life to teach young people how to be successful entrepreneurs.  The organization tries to teach skills that will enable middle school students to overcome obstacles and build character, according to group co-founder Michael Holthouse.

“Lemonade Day is just packed life skills and lessons in life that really is a step-by-step progression where kids go from setting goals and doing planning and march right down the line — and frankly, for the first time in their lives — they can see how they can go from inception of an idea to successful completion and begin using those steps in other parts of their life.”

Holthouse says Astros legend Jeff Bagwell has always been a part of Lemonade Day.

“Oh, Jeff is just an amazing human being that cares an awful lot about kids.  And so he has really been involved with Lemonade Day from the very beginning.  You know, Lemonade Day has been so successful that literally we will do 25,000 stands all over the Houston area, which is a huge growth from even last year.  It’s a fun family activity in which literally the entire community can get involved.”  

The Astros are partnering with Lemonade Day at their April 17th, 18th and 19th games at Minute Maid Park.  And registration is also set for the Dynamos home game on April 25th.  Lemonade Day is Sunday, May 3rd. 

Ed Mayberry, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.

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