A New Jersey family thinks they broke the world record for the largest cup of lemonade
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. For one New Jersey family, their lemonade is turning made a lot of it – for a good cause!
Michael and Trish Adkins of Lily s Big Grand Lemonade Stand think they broke the Guinness Book World Record for the largest cup of lemonade on Saturday. The family hosted an event at Lindenwold Park in Lindenwold, New Jersey to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit that helps find cures for children with cancer.
The Adkins’ daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with a brain tumor eight years ago when she was 14-months-old. Since surviving her cancer, the family has hosted the lemonade stand every year.
This year the Adkins reportedly broke the previous world record for the largest cup of lemonade by “nearly 200 gallons,” though the Guinness World Records tells PEOPLE they are still awaiting evidence for review. The current record for the largest cup/glass of soft drink contains 202,884.14 US fl oz of mango juice. Saturday’s lemonade cup stood at 10-feet tall and 6-feet wide filled with 222,080 US fl oz (1,735 gallons) of lemonade.
That’s a whole lot of lemons!