Local children and families will be holding a joint lemonade stand and bake sale in St. Petersburg on Wednesday 6/13 (3-7pm) as part of a nationwide effort. The “National Lemonade Stand” day will occur all over the nation and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities. The event will occur, rain or shine, at “Founders Corner” in St. Petersburg, a site dedicated to eight founding principles of America which include individual liberty, property rights and free markets. A variety of drinks and baked goods will be offered by children who will also be learning about small business and entrepreneurship in America. There are still spaces available to set up booths and those interested in setting up a children’s booth should contact event organizers through the Facebook Page, the E-vite (links below) or by contacting the events hostess, Dr. Ann McKalip at email@example.com. The event will be offered by Skype directly to the Glenn Beck Program on GBTV.
The event was first promoted by Glen Beck as part of his national initiative to promote action by local citizens to create prosperity and charity in their own communities. It is part of the larger “Restoring Love” campaign that will include a national gathering in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium in July. That event sold out within days of tickets going on sale.
The City of St. Petesburg will allow the event to go on without a permit on the private property.
Founders Corner, the site of the Lemonade stand, is the location where the City of St. Petersburg has banned any “roadside market activity” or “food trucks” for 6 months after allowing a Food truck there for only two weeks. On this occasion it took the city two business weeks to answer a simple question about whether they would permit the property owner, Dr. David McKalip, to allow children to sell lemonade and cupcakes there. Nevertheless the city has opted not to exercise its perceived “right” to stop the learning event for children and the event will go on.
Checklist of What to Bring
- Table and table cover
- Shade canopy
- Folding chairs
- Large poster, signs, etc.
- Scissors, tape, markers, pens
- Box for collecting money
- Starting change ($10-$15 in quarters and small bills) Record the amount.
- Cooler and ice
- Lemonade (prepared), or water plus drink mix or concentrate
- Large dispenser or pitchers/jugs
- Bake sale items (cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, etc.)
- Plastic cups, paper plates, napkins
Other Recommended Items:
- Drinking water
- Sunscreen and/or hat
- Plastic wrap
- Paper lunch bags (for “to go” items)
- Wet wipes
- Mesh food tents