Business was brisk at a lemonade stand in the Lewiston Elementary School cafeteria Friday.
Second-graders sold lemonade for 25 cents a cup to raise money to help the patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, particularly those who were burned in the Savannah sugar refinery explosion Feb. 7.
Second-grade teacher Shannon Burnett said the pupils were inspired to sell the lemonade after they read the story Lemonade for Sale by Stuart J. Murphy.
In that story, a group of children sell lemonade to raise money for their club, Burnett said.
It was the second-graders' idea to use the proceeds from their lemonade stand to help the burn patients, she said.
The pupils raised $309.88.
Parents donated the cups and lemonade.
The second-graders manned the lemonade stand in shifts of five or six helpers at a time.
"They're learning things like how to make change and also learning how to help others," Burnett said .
She said the pupils later would use data from their sales to make bar graphs.
Madison Johnstun, 8, poured water from a water fountain into a pitcher of lemonade.
"I'm making the lemonade," she said. "We're all taking turns."
Dominick Lunsford, 7, crouched down next to a sheet of bulletin board paper, making a tally mark each time a pupil bought a cup of lemonade.
He said it made him feel good to help other people.
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