Monday, May 16, 2011

Pucker Up: Lemonade Day 2011

The Durham YMCAs sponsored their second Lemonade Day on May 7. More than 1,200 children participated in this community-wide event.The Durham Y's Ryan Eves explains how making lemonade also makes a difference.

Maya Daniel set up her lemonade stand near the Downtown Durham Farmers Market, a perfect place to be on a warm Saturday morning in May.
Maya's Lemonade Stand

She brought a friend, Kayla along to help her run the stand. Her parents stood to the side, helping with the money so the girls could focus on serving the customers with clean hands.

Maya had three types of lemonade: mango, strawberry and watermelon.  If you wanted regular lemonade I’m sure she would have served you, but you’d be missing out on the good stuff! 

A neighbor from the Caribbean helped Maya with her recipes, teaching her how to puree the mango and how she needed to liquefy the strawberries so they mixed with the lemonade well.

Maya planned to use her money for a trip to Chicago to visit family since a new baby is due to arrive this summer.  She’s saved up some money already and will use her earnings to get her the rest of the way.

Lemonade Day was such a success that the Durham YMCAs will offer a pilot project for the Y Guides & Princesses this summer. Click here to learn more about Lemonade Day throughout the nation.

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