Governor LePage Proclaims June 3, 2012 as Lemonade Day Maine
June 3, 2012
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring June 3, 2012 as Lemonade Day Maine:
"WHEREAS, Lemonade Day is held each year in cities across America, and is a fun, entrepreneurial, learning program that teaches youth not only how to start their own business by operating a lemonade stand, but the fundamental lessons about life, success and themselves; and
WHEREAS, over 700 Maine youth have registered to participate in Lemonade Day Maine on June 3, 2012; and
WHEREAS, Lemonade Day has a core philosophy of Spend, Save, and Share that is implemented by teaching children how to start, own and operate a business, learn goal-setting, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service and give back to the community; and
WHEREAS, Lemonade Day offers opportunities for families, businesses, schools, youth organizations, faith-based communities, neighborhoods, institutes of higher learning, and government agencies to unite for a common purpose – to train the next generation of entrepreneurs; and
WHEREAS, Lemonade Day is an event that demonstrates to young people of Maine that they are important and citizens care about their future.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim June 3, 2012 as
LEMONADE DAY MAINE
throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to join in either buying or helping a young person sell Lemonade on this day."