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Kenai Peninsula hosts first Lemonade Day

Posted: May 3, 2012 - 7:22pm

Kenai and Soldotna businesses will have new additions Saturday — lemonade stands.

The Kenai Peninsula is gearing up to host the first lemonade day on the Peninsula, and the second one ever in the state.

More than 100 kids will set up shop at more than 20 businesses in Kenai and Soldotna, and even Homer, said January Yeager, from the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and the event’s coordinator for the area said. Johna Beech from the Kenai Chamber of Commerce is also helping coordinate the Peninsula event. Saturday’s lemonade day is part of Lemonade Day Alaska, with nine other communities across the state participating.

“The whole reason this was started was to teach kids what it’s like to open your own business and teach them how to be a business leader and how to use the money they make,” Yeager said.

There’s a certain nostalgia with lemonade stands, Yeager said, and they’re easy for kids to operate.

“We all had one, so I guess the tradition carries on, it never goes out of fashion,” Yeager said. “It gives kids an opportunity to sell other things too, a lot of kids here make their own stuff — pottery, jewelry and that sort of thing.” 

Yeager said kids will learn how to spend or save money they earned themselves, which is different than spending money received for allowance. Whatever the kids make at their stand is theirs to keep, whether they want to save it, spend it or donate it to charity. But first, Yeager said, the kids have to pay their investors back.

“If mom or dad or a teacher or a group leader put in their money to buy the supplies, pay them back first,” Yeager said. 

The event will also help teach kids how to market their businesses by coming up with slogans, or finding out a way to set themselves apart from the competition. It could be something like all of the stand’s materials are recycled, or all of the proceeds are going to charity, Yeager said as examples.

Lemonade Day Alaska received a grant from the Kauffman Foundation for $2,500, that will allow each participant to receive a backpack with a workbook that will teach kids about business, and have activities to teach them about marketing, Yeager said. There’s also a workbook included for parents.

The event will be all day Saturday, with the kids determining their hours, Yeager said. Each stand will be listed on the event’s website, alaska.lemonadeday.org.

The idea of lemonade day was started in Houston, Texas by Michael Holthouse in 2007. Yeager said last year there were 120,000 kids participating in 31 cities across the country.

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bigtalkahh
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bigtalkahh 05/05/12 - 08:53 am
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Too Cold

With the weather the way it is, maybe hot chocolate would be a better business plan.

spwright
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spwright 05/05/12 - 01:36 pm
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60 Degrees

That 60 degree weather we had a few days ago.
That was OUR SUMMER ! Poooooof Long Gone !

To be Honest, I wish it would RAIN Big Time several inches
& wash away all of the [filtered word] Brown everywhere & some GREEN GRASS & FLOWERS would begin to GROW.

SPW in Slooooooowdotna

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/06/12 - 10:35 am
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Love that lemonaid my wife &

Love that lemonaid my wife & i both.
Yes this cold weather makes one want to find that weather Marmot Al Gore and slap him and everyone that is spreading the false Global warming scam for more control of nations and people with this false report.
This is a GR8 idea to teach kids about business. Only one problem with this desire for small business', Obama has other plans that are ment to do away with all small business' so now what?
The desire to excel in business is being stripped at every turn with this sharing equally plan for people not to have to work for anything, but become dependant on the Govt.
When i was a kid i learned about the idea of business & hard work to succeed, thats all gone now with this New way foreward.
But we must continue to teach OUR kids whats right & whats wrong with this FREE deal instead of hard work even against the odds.

Jeremiah 6:17

hunteralaska
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hunteralaska 05/06/12 - 07:33 pm
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Support

Stop all the complaining. Put your coat on and go support these kids in whatever they are doing. Try wrapping your brain around that for a change.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/06/12 - 09:50 pm
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Is that you norseman?

hunteralaska do you go by norseman or leewaytooo sometimes? Just wondering as norseman or leewaytooo have not posted since the later part of April and thats when you started posting again after several months absents. Also i see that my comments now have thumbs down again & yours has only thumbs up all of which is most assuradly a trait of norsemans. With the nasty post comments it also shows very similar traits of norseman & leewaytooo.
Just wondering as curiousity of the above mentioned patterns makes me have to ask now that they are starting again under a new name that has not blogged since last year till the last couple weeks and norseman & leewaytoo also dropping out at the same time frame.
I love that lemonaid, what about you?

Jeremiah 6:17

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/07/12 - 08:33 am
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Another thumbs down indicates

Another thumbs down indicates that i might be right about who is whom in this game of change ones pen name, but not ones style or attitude towards others, just as i suspected.
Love that lemonaid.

I would add that i was wondering how these kids will fare with the push by state DEC against such business' and have in the past shut down cookie or sandwich sales that are not DEC approved. Praise God we in Alaska are still allowed to teach OUR kids the ethics of working instead of holding out their hands for Free stuff. We learned in church about 2 Thessalonians 3:10 which says if a person does not work they should not eat. Of course we know that there are situations where people can't work due to physical troubles, this applies to those that can work, but like FREE stuff better.

Jeremiah 6:17

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bearwatcher 05/07/12 - 12:02 pm
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Different attitude

One of the many reasons I love Alaska is the difference in attitude here compared to "other states". Just an example for Lemonade Day 2012

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/15/georgia-police-close-girls-lemonade-stand/

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/08/12 - 01:34 pm
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watch for bears

bearwatcher please be aware while in the city limits as bears are allowed free reign over people here on the Peninsula so you could be in danger from Freeranging bears.
Please remember here in Alaska we have the right to carry & defend ourselves as well as others against both foriegn & domestic enemies while seeking out free enterprize lemonaid stands by those that still want to work for their living, even some of OUR kids.
I appreciate the desire to teach kids the need to work from this program. When i was a kid 50+ yrs back i collected bottles for the deposit and tried to hit the parking lots of beerjoints early in the mornings for money & bottles thrown everywhere, wedding bands as well.
I started working cooking in a burger joint when i was 12 in Calif. I had 2 paper routes in Anchorage in the 60's and have always loved working & helping people. I understood that if i was ever gonna get out of my white trash status that depended on welfare then i was gonn have to learn how to work and earn my way not depend on someone else.

Revelation 13:16-17

hunteralaska
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hunteralaska 05/09/12 - 12:53 am
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Watchman on the Wall

I don't know norseman or leewaytoo. Search for hunteralaska on this site and you'll get all of the comments I've made. You must be awfully concerned about thumbs up or thumbs down. I never noticed them.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/09/12 - 09:25 am
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hunteralaska no not concerned

hunteralaska no not concerned at all about the thumbs down other than that it does seem infantil to have it when there are the flag or ignore buttons. I do notice little things such as these as well as the very same styles of writting and nasty comments that appear to be a single person, but unbder several names.
I realize that many people can have the same opinion on many things it's that when their style is so similar that it appears that one person is writting then i wonder. The two or one of them has not written in a while and i found that you restarted about the time they stopped. They always gave themselves the thumbs up and i got the down votes. Jesus also got the down votes so i guess i'm in good company, not that i am totally like Jesus yet that is, just a sinner saved, not perfect.
Forgive me if i misjudged you here with my wondering out loud about character traits i see and read on blogs.
It is not uncommon for a single person to have many accounts and talk to themselves about many subjects and forget who is who while talking to self, all the while still having the very same styles & data only under differant names.

Take me for instance every thing always comes in a ful circle in my way of thinking and it all starts & ends with Gods eternal plans & design which we seem to not want to follow thus We Have It Our Way. Thus all the wars, fightings, greed and on it goes with a breaking point some time in the future as things will continue to always spiral out of control till they crash or get some restart point. I pretty much always have the same message & it's always about the differances between OUR Way & Gods Way and we can't win or succeed with OUR Way.
Have a GR8 summer and watch fro bears & stop at those lemonaid stands.

Revelation 13:16-17

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