activities

Northeast Indiana Activities

Paint Available

Building your own stand? We have a donor that has come forward with several gallons of paint in various shades that he would like to donate to a young entrepreneur to paint their stand. Contact Lisa Kern at lisa.kern@ja.org to inquire about this opportunity!

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 May 17, 2019!

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!

Columbia City:

Morsches Park - 5 stand sites available*
Chauncey Street between Yo2Go and the 1st alley north (by the old Century Link building) - Approx. 20 stand sites available*

*Sites are available on a first come - first served basis. Check in at Yo2Go from 8:45-9:30am

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

 

Backpack Pick Up Locations

Backpack Pick Up

Backpacks are now available for pickup! 

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 - 601 Noble Dr., Fort Wayne
  • Allen County Library Branches - Main branch (children's area), Aboite, Dupont, Georgetown, Grabill, Hessen Cassel, Little Turtle, New Haven, Pontiac, Shawnee, Tecumseh, Waynedale, Woodburn
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Girl Scouts
  • New Haven 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, Ligonier, and Noble County Public Library Branches

Whitley County:

  • Churubusco Public Library
  • Peabody Public Library
  • South Whitley Public Library
  • Pierceton Elementary*

      *Location only available to students attending this school.

Register Online

Sign up!

Sign up to be a part of Lemonade Day 2019! 

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Take the confirmation to one of the many backpack pickup locations, take home your backpack and included mentor/child workbooks, have fun completing the easy to follow curriculum, and then open and run your own Lemonade stand on May 11, 2019!

Put Your Stand on the Map

Where will you be on Lemonade Day?

Start thinking about your location for Lemonade Day 2019! 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!