Wayne County Lemonade Day is Saturday, helps kids learn about business

WOOSTER – Fancy a taste of summer? You are in the correct county.

The children of Wayne, from the county seat in Rittman and Dalton, will serve lemonade and candy on Saturday, June 11 as part of Lemonade Day Wayne County.

Times and locations for these stalls vary and can be found online at the Lemonade Day website.

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The event, hosted by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, is part of a national program created by the Lemonade Day organization to help teach children lessons about owning and running a business.

“There’s an app that allowed them to follow different lessons that guide them in financial planning and budgeting,” said Michelle Rothgery, communications and office coordinator for the chamber. “…They can then figure out what they’re going to sell, how much they’re going to sell their lemonade for (and) where they’ll be settling.”

Rothgery said registration for the program, which opened in April, will remain open until Friday.

While there is no cost to participate, Rothgery said, the chamber asks those interested to register no later than Friday, June 10, so they can ensure the map showing all booths can be updated.

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After completing the approximately four hours of in-app training, Rothgery said, each booth organizer can choose how they will run their booth and retain any profits they make. The program recommends that each child “save money to spend, then donate it to a charity or nonprofit of their choice,” she said.

Some booth operators have already pledged donations to the Wayne County Humane Society and the Wayne County Pregnancy Care Center.

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Beyond the business lessons kids learn, Rothgery said, the chamber hopes the program will help foster future leaders, “and kids who will grow into adults and get involved in the community and really understand what’s going on.” it’s about”.

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