Lemonade Day registration now open

Humboldt County Lemonade Day organizers have announced that registration for Humboldt Lemonade Day is now open. According to Lemonade Day Coordinator Susan Seaman, Lemonade Day offers local youth an opportunity to learn how to start, own and operate their very own business using a lemonade stand. Humboldt County Lemonade Day will be on June 1.

Registered participants receive a free kit that comes with a backpack and workbooks for the young entrepreneur and adult mentor. These workbooks guide the youth in setting business goals, establishing a business plan and budget and helping them think through the other steps necessary to operate a successful stand. Scrappers Edge in Eureka is also offering a free handout to all participants that includes tips and tricks for promoting their lemonade stands.

According to Seaman, there are still many ways that local business owners and community members can support young Humboldt County entrepreneurs. Business owners can sponsor a young entrepreneur and host a lemonade stand. Nonprofit organizations can partner with participants to host a stand and share promotion.

Youth can register for Humboldt County Lemonade Day 2013 at www.humboldt.lemonadeday.org. Backpacks will be available to pick up on April 9 from US Bank in Arcata, Eureka (Henderson Center and 5th Street), Fortuna or Ferndale, at the North Coast Prosperity Center (520 E St., Eureka), or by calling Susan at 822-4616 ext. 12 to arrange a pick up. Tips and tricks for Promoting Lemonade Stands is available at Scrappers Edge, 728 4th St., Eureka.