April 15, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will be the local sponsor for the third annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on
and a lemonade tasting contest on
. Lemonade Day Louisiana is a free, community-wide educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It is a fun, entrepreneurial and experiential learning program for pre-K through high school students.
More than 13,000 youth across
are expected to participate in the first ever statewide Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day Louisiana was founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs
; more than 10,000 youth across southern
participated in last year's program.
"CenturyLink is happy to help bring Lemonade Day Louisiana to the
area to teach and promote entrepreneurship among our local youth," said
, CenturyLink community relations manager. "With the help of a caring adult, all children can participate in this fun and free, educational program. On
Saturday, May 4
, we encourage the entire community to purchase lemonade from the many stands that will be set up throughout the area."
, there will be a lemonade tasting contest at Pecanland Mall from
in the food court near Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. At this event, children who register to participate in Lemonade Day Louisiana can compete with other "lemonaders" to test the quality of their product. Local "celebrity" judges will be on hand to sample the drinks and declare the best lemonade of the day.
Registration is free and any pre-K–12
student is encouraged to participate. To sign up, visit any Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers location or visit
Participants will be provided with a free backpack which contains detailed support materials including an
Entrepreneur Workbook, Marketing Tips
Caring Adult Guide
to help them establish their lemonade stand. These young business people are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little, donating a portion of their proceeds to a local charity of their choice. After covering their expenses and paying back their investors, children are encouraged to open a youth savings account.
Georges Enterprises, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Entergy New Orleans and the Credit Bureau of
are among this year's presenting sponsors for Lemonade Day Louisiana.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in
the United States
and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in
, CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit
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