POSTED: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 8:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) —
Kids across Baton Rouge didn't let the rain spoil their fun for the 2nd Annual South Louisiana Lemonade day.
Lemonade Day is a program to help teach young entrepreneurs how to run a lemonade stand and the basics of business. Over three thousand lemonade stands were scheduled to open today.
Jolie and Avery Boudreaux set up shop at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.
Mayor-President Kip Holden and Raising Canes owner Todd Graves were on hand to help sell the delicious drink.
Graves said there is a big picture to why it's important to teach kids how to handle a business.
"When you make money it's in thirds," said Graves. "You have to save a little. You get a to spend a little. And you get to give a little back to the community. So it's teaching future business leaders how to be active in their community. That's what i'm hoping to do. "
But Jolie Boudreaux said selling lemonade is easy.
" It's fun to just give lemonade to customers who are thirsty. You know its fun," said Boudreaux.
Jolie and Avery Boudreaux plan to donate all the money they raise today to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.