Local kids prep for May 11 Lemonade Day tastings

by | May 9, 2022

Did you taste that? Lemonade Day Luna partners D.H. Lescombes Winery and Tasting Room, Deming-Luna Economic Development and Copper Kettle Coffee recently arranged a colorful experimental mixing workshop for young participants of Lemonade Day brought to the area by the Deming-Luna County Chamber of Commerce.

Muddlers, juicers, blenders and enthusiasm were abound during the free workshop which provided youngsters with flavorful fruits, herbs, sugars and syrups. Some concoctions made the children pucker, while others were poured into a large gray tub for disposal and some were the perfect combination to enter the Lemonade Day Best Tasting Contest!

The tasting event will be held at Deming First, 601 S. Gold Avenue in Deming on May 11th at 6:30pm. Participants should email Debbie Troyer at for instructions, while others are welcome to come out and play a little basketball with friends, jump in the bounce house provided by D1 or visit with Lemmy Lemonade.

Judges will be searching for the Best Tasting, Most Creative and Best Overall Lemonade winners. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners!

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. The money they make will be theirs to keep. They are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some with a charity of their choice.

Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Lemonade Day, which will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 in Luna County.

On this day Troyer asks the community to go out and buy lemonade from these young business owners. “Drink up Deming, this experience will affect our children for a lifetime”, Troyer likes to say.

Lemmy and a Terraza’s limo full of partners and sponsors, will be cruising around on Lemonade Day tasting, and judging our young entrepreneur’s lemonade stands.  Troyer wants you to know, that you too can follow the route by visiting the stand locations map at https://lemonadeday.org/deming-luna/stands-map . Keep in mind, some stands may not have been branded on the map, so keep your eyes wide and look for hidden lemonade stands just about anywhere!

Lemonade Day was started in Houston, Texas in 2007 as a 501(c)3 by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael Holthouse. Since then, it has expanded to more than 81 programs throughout North America, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. The average profit for participating children last year was $224, however many children in high customer traffic areas throughout their cities make much more – many even over $1,000 on that one day.

Deming and Albuquerque are the only two New Mexico Lemonade locations to date.

For more information on Lemonade Day, go to lemonadeday.org/deming-luna and follow them on Facebook at Lemonade Day Luna, or phone the Chamber at 575-567-3928.