The Longest Lemonade Stand
Yesterday we participated in breaking a Guinness World Record … the longest lemonade stand ever! We were there as part of St. James Preschool … where Henry graduated from, where Honor attends, and where my mom is the director of! It was an AMAZING event … hundreds of families, schools, and businesses decorated pre-made lemonade stands and joined in on a afternoon of family fun. The outpouring of community and creativity was awe-inspiring!
My video of the ENTIRE lemonade stand … it’s long, but isn’t that the point!
The official website link … The Longest Lemonade Stand
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.
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Dear World Record Holders,
WE DID IT!!!
Thank you all for participating in the Longest Lemonade Stand event. To
summarize, we sold 350 total stands, and 349 returned to Beverly Park to
participate! Our stand length of 1,399 feet and 11 inches far exceeded the
Guinness World Record requirement of 1,200. We will submit our documentation to
Guinness for a final review, but we wholeheartedly believe we satisfied all the
requirements to earn the World Record and international fame and celebrity. J
And we did it together – kids, parents, grandparents, schools, sponsors, all
working together toward one goal, a world record. This is something our kids
will always have, the knowledge that they bought into a dream and helped make it
We were all so impressed by the incredible stand designs. It was clear that
families invested a lot of time, energy and creativity in their stands. Once
linked, the visual of the bright, shining stands meandering through the park was
truly a site to behold!
As beautiful as the completed stand was, we know that it was simply the sum of
its parts. And those parts were 349 enthusiastic families who wanted to
participate and give their children the opportunity to earn a World Record and
have some fun in the process. We’re so glad that you joined the effort.
On the financial side, we raised somewhere around $45,000 total. We are now in
the process of requesting all final invoices and should have a clearer
understanding of our exact revenue and net profit in the next few weeks. For
the schools that were named beneficiaries on specific stand purchases, we’re
planning to distribute funds on or around October 3rd. In the meantime, we’re
pulling together a short video documentary of the event and will share it with
this distribution list.
Thanks again for being part of Longest Lemonade Stand. Our goal was to create a
memorable, meaningful event for our kids and our community. Thanks to your
participation, we think we achieved that goal! It wasn’t always easy and it
wasn’t always pretty, but it sure does feel worthwhile. We couldn’t have done
it without you.
Onward and Upward,
Longest Lemonade Stand