Mich. kids, parents claim lemonade stand mark

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of Michigan kids and their parents have claimed a refreshing Guinness World Records mark for setting up the longest line of connected lemonade stands.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac and the Detroit Free Press report last summer's event in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham was a fundraiser that brought in more than $35,000 for area schools.

The stand set up near Beverly Elementary School ended up being 1,399 feet and 11 inches long.

Those involved celebrated the official word from Guinness this week. On Wednesday, a sculpture was unveiled at Beverly Hills Park from brothers Erik and Israel Nordin, who operate Detroit Design Center in Detroit. They say the abstract sculpture has a yellow globe at its center that's a metaphorical lemon.