The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of Lemonade Day Cherokee County 2022. The well-established global national youth entrepreneurship program taught the participating students in 3rd-5th grades both leadership and business skills by encouraging them to launch a lemonade stand. “Since 2007, more than 1 million students have learned about business ownership by participating in the National Lemonade Day effort. The Cherokee County Chamber was pleased to launch Lemonade Day Cherokee County this year and hopes to grow the program in years to come,” said Brian Stevens, Chamber Board Chair and CEO & Co-Owner of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers.
Lemonade Day Cherokee County was held on Saturday, August 6th with students displaying their stands around Cherokee County with some choosing to specifically do so at Cherokee Recreation and Parks in Woodstock where those participants were judged on Best Tasting Lemonade and Best Overall Lemonade Stand. “As of the morning of the event, 78 students working individually or in teams were registered to participate in this year’s event with four choosing to construct their stands at Cherokee Recreation and Parks. The stands were visited by 80 attendees throughout the four-hour window of sales, shared Mr. Stevens.
Winners of the contests received cash prizes. Those receiving Best Tasting Lemonade honors were: First Place: Main Squeeze Lemonade invented by sisters Emma Shellhouse and Isabelle Abley, Second Place: Ella Richmond and Elizabeth McCloskey with Strawberry Sisters Lemonade, and Third Place: Rosemary, Love & Lemons run by Alyssa Sweatland. The Best Overall Lemonade Stand was Lemmy’s Lemonade, created by brother/sister duo Ryan and Melinda Tran. The winner of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Competition will be awarded later this fall as students who participated in the 2022 event are busy completing their business plan recap that will be evaluated and an overall winner chosen.
The Chamber appreciates the community supporting Lemonade Day Cherokee County 2022 by purchasing lemonade from stands all over the county. Business support was provided by Youth Entrepreneur of the Year sponsor First Horizon Bank and Pucker Pal sponsor Synovus. Marketing partners included Cherokee County and City Champions from Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock. Additional supporters were event host Cherokee Recreation and Parks, contest judges, and event volunteers. Students thank you for participating in Lemonade Day, and we can’t wait to see your business results.
The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.