Volunteers have started loading backpacks bound for more than 20,000 young entrepreneurs expected to participate in the sixth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on April 30.

Among those kicking off this year’s Lemonade Day activities Thursday in Baton Rouge at the LSU E. J. Ourso College Business Education Complex were John Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and owner of The Advocate, and Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Baton Rouge.

Other participants Thursday were Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Lemonade Day Louisiana Baton Rouge City Champion Chris Ferrari and Lafayette City Champion Richard Zuschlag.

More than 75,000 children in Louisiana have participated in Lemonade Day’s program since 2010.