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Heights Lumber & Supply named ‘Lemonade Day Community Partner of the Year’

Heights Lumber & Supply named ‘Lemonade Day Community Partner of the Year’

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Lemonade Day Fort Hood Area awarded local family owned business , Heights Lumber & Supply, the Lemonade Day Community Partner of the Year award on Friday, June 9. Heights Lumber & Supply initially partnered with Lemonade Day in 2013 to help spark dreams in the lives of local youth by hosting the first Lemonade Day Build-A-Stand Workshop. The workshop has become an annual tradition.

The Build-A-Stand Workshop gives youth helpful tips on how to build a lemonade stand as they prepare for their “opening day” of business. This year, approximately one hundred children attended the workshop where they practiced their budgeting abilities through a supplies scavenger hunt and wood-working skills by making a tip box with the help of Heights Lumber staff. After the budgeting and building, participants were able to paint their tip box and run in the safety relay race.

Lemonade Day was May 6 this year. The program is presented by First National Bank Texas, Fort Hood National Bank and Fort Hood Family Housing and Community Lend Lease along with local sponsors H-E-B and CenturyLink. Teachers from KISD, CCISD and BISD also incorporated Lemonade Day into their classroom activities.

Lemonade Day is a free, community program that is part of a national initiative dedicated to teaching youth from pre-k to high school how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day was founded in Houston in 2007 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse. It has since grown to a nationwide program with over sixty participating cities. For more information, visit forthood.lemonadeday.org.

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