Back in May, we brought you the story of local Wolfforth youth participating in Lemonade Day! Lemonade Day was founded in 2007 by Michael Holthouse in Houston Texas. His vision is to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business…a Lemonade Stand! Lemonade stands could be found throughout the Wolfforth and Lubbock area.
Local Frenship Freshman Tyler Sturrock set up his stand the “Twisted Lemon Stand” at the corner of 7th street and Dowden Road here in Wolfforth. He decided to participate in Lemonade Day to raise money for Paul’s Project – Grace Campus after hearing about some of the homeless passing away in the Lubbock area this past winter. Along with the business planning and entrepreneur component of Lemonade Day, participants are asked to donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice. Besides doing Lemonade Day, Tyler also collects hotel/motel soaps and shampoos and delivers them to Paul’s Project every couple of months and is currently raising money to help with the building of a kitchen.
A selection committee recently commended Tyler on his business plan and rewarded him with a $500 scholarship. What a great accomplishment for a lot of hard work and planning on Tyler’s behalf! Congratulations to this young entrepreneur!