On Saturday, May 12, a refreshing, community-wide initiative will launch in Orange Beach with over 80 children operating lemonade stands. Led by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, May 12, 2018 was proclaimed Lemonade Day Coastal Alabama by the OrangBeach City Council at its May 1 meeting. According to Chamber Chairman Nick Wilmott, Lemonade Day teaches children how to start, own and operate their very own business using the model of a lemonade stand. “We are always looking to connect our business members to the community,” Wilmott said while addressing the council at the May 1 meeting. “This island is full of entrepreneurs. It’s what makes this island go every single day and these kids grow up in it not really understanding it so we found Lemonade Day. Orange Beach will be one of 60 cities in the United States; second in Alabama. Tuscaloosa is the only other Alabama city doing this. And we’re doing this and it’s free to every child that wants to do it. Over 80 children have registered already to do this and we’re really excited.” The winner of Lemonade Day will be named Entrepreneur of the Year, Wilmott said. Pictured: Organizsers and city officials with the Lemonaide Day proclamation during an O.B. City Council meeting.