Local Group Backs Lemonade Stands... at $5,000

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Come spring, if you sidle up for an ice cold lemonade in a styrofoam cup, keep in mind that the lemonade stand you frequent may be part of a grant subsidized, franchise conglomerate. A national group has given rise to Lemonade Day and incentivized youngsters to get serious about their citrus.

Thanks to a grant from the Hudson-based Burton D. Morgan Foundation, any Northeast Ohio child or group is free to participate in Lemonade Day, a nationwide effort to ensure that all of America’s children become disillusioned Marxists before puberty.

So far, Parma City Schools, University School, Wooster public schools, and Emmanuel Christian Academy in Akron are on board to strew an inordinate number of lemonade stands throughout their neighborhoods on May 1.

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