activities

Northeast Indiana Activities

Welcome to Lemonopolis!

Social distancing makes it challenging to get Lemonade Day backpacks into the hands of registrants so we’re offering an exciting alternative to the traditional curriculum workbooks. Lemonopolis is an engaging online learning tool that will allow you to complete the Lemonade Day lessons right from home. Work the steps and then setup your Lemonade stand with the rest of the community on our new date – September 26th (or another date that works for you).

If you have already registered, we are working to setup and email your Lemonopolis login information so you can also experience Lemonopolis. If you are not registered for Lemonade Day, sign up now! Your confirmation email will include your child’s Lemonopolis login info.

When times are safe to visit one another again, we’ll resume the distribution of backpacks. Until then, we hope you enjoy this special opportunity!

Backpack Pick Up Locations

Backpack Pick Up

COVID-19 AFFECTS BACKPACK PICKUP LOCATIONS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Lemonade Day backpack pick-up locations are currently closed. You may wait until sites reopen to pickup your backpack or you may choose to participate via our Lemonopolis program. 

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Backpacks are available for pickup from February 17 - September 25, 2020! 

Once registered, participants may take their proof of registration (an email or printed registration confirmation) to one of the sites below to pick up their FREE Lemonade Day backpacks.

Additional backpack pickup locations are being confirmed. Check back here soon for the latest locations and information.

Allen County:

  • Junior Achievement - 550 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne
  • ALL Allen County Public Library Branches 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Girl Scouts 
  • Boys Scouts
  • New Haven Parks & Recreation Center
  • Allen County Parks & Recreation

DeKalb County:

  • Judy A. Morrill (JAM) Recreation Center - 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett
  • Butler Elementary*
  • Country Meadow Elementary*
  • Hamilton Elementary*
  • James R. Watson Elementary*
  • J.E. Ober Elementary*
  • Lakewood Park Christian Elementary*
  • McKenney-Harrison Elementary*
  • Riverdale Elementary*
  • St. Joseph Catholic School*
  • Waterloo Elementary*

      *Location only available to students attending this school.

Noble County:

  • Kendallville and Noble County Public Library Branches

Whitley County:

  • Churubusco Public Library
  • Peabody Public Library
  • South Whitley Public Library

Brand Your Stand Competition

We want to see your stands! 

Would you like a chance to win $100, $75, or $50 for having the best lemonade stand? To be entered for a chance to win, be sure to do the following:

1. Submit your business results online at https://lemonadeday.org/northeast-indiana/business-results

2. Upload a photo of your stand on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lemonadedayofnortheastindiana/. Be sure to include your stand name and the county you participated in. Don't have access to Facebook? You can also email the photo to lisa.kern@ja.org.

The top three stands will be chosen in Allen, DeKalb, Noble, and Whitley counties.

Deadline for entries is October 3, 2020!

Community Lemonade Stand Sites

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is choosing a great location for your business. Once you have selected that location, be sure to let others know where it is by using the Brand My Stand map: https://www.lemonadeday.org/northeast-indiana/brand-your-stand.

The Lemonade Day Advisory Council is also arranging some community sites. Be sure to check back here to see what's being planned in your community!

Finding the Perfect Location

Looking for a great place to operate your lemonade stand on May 11? Here are some tips for finding the perfect spot:

Be respectful! Remember to receive permission of business owners before setting up your stand on their property.

Be in the middle of it! Consider sites that are likely to have a decent amount of foot traffic. 

Be safe! Make sure you have a location in a safe environment.

Be smart! Research areas that may already have another event scheduled that is likely to draw in large crowds.

Be seen! Choose a site with excellent visibility.

Be unique! Try finding a site that others may not think of as a typical stand location.

Be mobile! Why wait for customers to come to you when you can go to them! Try a mobile stand setup in a wagon.

Be flexible! Consider backup locations in case you are turned away from your first choice.

Have you considered any of these locations? Remember, you need to ask permission of the property owner/manager before setting up your stand.

  • Your neighborhood! You don't have to always go far from home to have a successful business.
  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Banks
  • Ball Parks
  • Parks & Trails
  • Golf Courses
  • Retail Stores - Home improvement stores, malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Car Washes
  • Nail Salons
  • School Events
  • Family Entertainment Locations

 

Register Online

Sign up!

Sign up to be a part of Lemonade Day! 

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. You can choose to use Lemonopolis - the online Lemonade Day program or take the confirmation to one of the many backpack pickup locations and pick up your backpack and the included mentor/child workbooks.  Have fun completing the easy to follow curriculum, and then open and run your own Lemonade stand on September 26, 2020!

Put Your Stand on the Map

Where will you be on Lemonade Day?

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is choosing a great location for your business. Once you have selected that location, be sure to let others know where it is by using the Brand My Stand map: https://www.lemonadeday.org/northeast-indiana/brand-your-stand.

The Lemonade Day Advisory Council is also arranging some community sites. Be sure to check back here to see what's being planned in your community!

Start thinking about your location for Lemonade Day! Put your stand on the map so we know where to find you on Lemonade Day!

Check out the map of all of the stand locations.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Online Contest

Participate in the Entrepreneur of the Year Contest! After you have completed Lemonade Day, submit your business results and story to be entered into the contest. The winner in Northeast Indiana will go on to compete for the National Entrepreneur of the Year award!

Pictured right is Northeast Indiana's 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Winners.  Way to go "Pep In Your Step" Lemonade Stand from Whitley County!