May 09, 2022

Starkville, MS­­– Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day has spread to over 57 cities in 23 states and 3 countries. We are proud to announce that this year kids in the Golden Triangle will once again get to join in on the fun.

Each child who registers gets access to an online interactive program that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day – including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan, and achieve their dreams. Participants are encouraged to spend, save, and share some of their profit.

Lemonade day is sponsored by Mark Castleberry, Cadence Bank and the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach, CEO. Lemonade Day Partners include the Main Street Columbus, the West Point- Clay County Growth Alliance and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Mark Castleberry of Castle Properties is proud to sponsor the event once again, “It’s warming up and I am ready for some great lemonade, creativity, and profits for kids in the Golden Triangle. This is one event I look forward to every year.”

Jeffrey Rupp with MSU’s CEO says, “This is a fantastic program to start teaching young people that they can be the boss and make their own money.”

Jerry Toney, Cadence Bank EVP in Starkville, says, “We’re excited to once again sponsor Lemonade Day and, as a bit of incentive, all kids who register to participate in Lemonade Day are automatically entered in the “Cadence Bank Best Business Contest” for a chance to win fantastic prizes. We are on the hunt for those stands that turn the greatest profit and have the best slogan.”

Learn more about Lemonade Day in this quick video: