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Lessons from lemonade

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INDIANAPOLIS -

It's less about the lemonade and more about the lesson.

More than 20,000 local children got their first taste of the business world Saturday when they took part in Lemonade Day.

The work behind John and Jenna Griffin's Blue Lemon Lemonade stand started in front of a green screen.

The siblings creative home video helped them raise money to set up a blue-themed lemonade stand for this year's Lemonade Day. The video also won them the title of Best Seed Fund pitch.

"I've learned that you have this picture of this great lemonade stand in your head and you have to work at it to actually get there," said John Griffin.

In a different part of town, Nathan Walsh's Lego-themed lemonade stand aligned with his occupation goals.

"I want to be a Paleontologist. They make a square, round bones and this is kinda like building one," said Walsh.

Lemonade Day is a national initiative. Indianapolis entrepreneur Scott Jones started Lemonade Day here in Central Indiana in 2010.

Last year alone, glasses of lemonade brought in more than $2.4 million dollars in one day.

Half of the proceeds from the ‘Griffin and Griffin' lemonade stand will go to Riley Children's hospital. The duo's parents see this labor of love as a wonderful learning experience.

"I think it is excellent to encourage kids out there and learn about making their own business and learn about money and saving and donating," said mother Maureen Griffin.

After all the money is collected, a "best business" is awarded for the most money raised at a lemonade stand.

Here's a link to learn more about "Lemonade Day" and to sign up for next year's event: http://indianapolis.lemonadeday.org/

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