Lubbock held their annual Lemonade Day event on Saturday, May 3. Lemonade Day Lubbock was started as a way to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Participants receive lessons on running a business prior to the event in order to prepare them for the day. Rebecca, a former Grandparents As Parents Program (GAPP) client and current member of the GAPP support group, is raising her five grandchildren, Melina (17), Jacob (15), Isabella (12), Decembra (10), and Landon (8).
The children wanted to participate in Lemonade Day and decided to name their stand “Best in the West Lemonade.” They were determined to build their own lemonade stand out of scraps of wood and were able to gather what they needed just in time for the event. They made a pink stand for girls and a blue stand for boys. Due to prior commitments, Melina, Jacob, and Isabella were unable to be there for the sale. However, Decembra and Landon took charge and worked hard to flag down cars to stop and have some lemonade. Rebecca and the youth generously donated the proceeds from the stand to Methodist Children’s Home.