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Lemonade stand fundraiser in Greenlawn on Sunday

Ella Pastorelli of Greenlawn during a past Ella's

Ella Pastorelli of Greenlawn during a past Ella's Lemonade Stand event. Credit: Pastorelli family

If you're passing through Greenlawn on Sunday, stop for a $1 cup of lemonade at Ella's Smile Train Lemonade Stand at 38 E. Maple Rd. and you could help a child with a cleft lip get corrective surgery.

Ella Pastorelli -- who will turn 8 on Sunday -- was born with a cleft lip herself and had corrective surgery when she was 4 months old. Every year around her birthday, she and her family -- which includes her mom, Kelli, her dad, Jim, her sister Grace, 12, and her brothers John, 11, and James, 4 -- set up a lemonade stand to raise money so kids in other countries who can't afford corrective surgery can have it done. Last year, they raised $19,000 for Smile Train.

In all, they've raised more than $85,000 for the charity and say they are hoping the total tops $100,000 this year. The stand opens at 10 a.m. and stays open till dark.

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