EUREKA- With Humboldt County Lemonade Day over two weeks away, South Bay School in Eureka gave its students a head start, with their own Lemonade Day.
"You get to spend time outside with your friends making something you like to do. We've done this for three years with my friends and we kept the same recipe and name, so it's kind of like our new tradition," said Alexandra Pena, a 7th grader at South Bay School and a participant in one of the groups.
Friday was the second annual Lemonade Day at South Bay School. Nine different groups of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students have been working the last two months to develop their own lemonade recipes. They also had to make a business plan and find an investor. Each group is competing in four categories, including most refreshing lemonade, best stand, most creative recipe and best sales team. Winners get supplies to use for Humboldt County Lemonade Day. The Chair of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is one of the judges and says this event teaches students more than entrepreneurship.
"It's so important in this day and age of texting and cell phones, that kids have a little one on one with people, face to face, and talk to them about what they have to do to succeed in life, and one of them is being able to talk to people. And this allows them to open up to people at a young age and it gives them the confidence later on in life to move forward in the world of business or whatever task they decide to take," said Supervisor Bohn.
Humboldt County Lemonade Day will be on Saturday, June 7th.