Why Lemonade Freedom?
The lemonade stand is one of the great symbols of entrepreneurialism. When a child opens a lemonade stand, that child is learning how to operate a business, how to provide a product, and how to be a productive member of society all while having fun. In the recent past, bureaucrats and law enforcers have shut down lemonade stands for not having permits or licenses. Last year thousands of people across the world participated in Lemonade Freedom Day to show these bureaucrats and law enforcers that they could not shut down kids’ lemonade stands. It was a great success. This year, we are going to do it all over again on August 18th 2012. But Lemonade Freedom is much more than just a one day event. That is why we would like to encourage everyone to set up lemonade stands all summer long. You can set one up in front of your house, or at a local event or park. We will be doing just that. We will kick it off by setting up a lemonade stand on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Philly Phreedom 2012 Event.
We encourage everyone to get involved. Go out and open up a lemonade stand. If you let us know when and where it will be held, we will promote your event on lemonadefreedom.com. August 18th, 2012 will be the official Lemonade Freedom Day, so make sure you mark the day on your calendar. Make plans to set up a lemonade stand. There is strength in numbers, so we need everybody to participate. Make a YouTube video announcing your event. Contact us and we will promote your event on the website.