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Trying to beat the heat on Memorial Day

It's the hottest Memorial Day on record since 1950.

Posted: May 28, 2018 8:37 PM
Updated: May 29, 2018 10:00 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - It's the hottest Memorial Day on record since 1950.

That was clear when you looked around at places like Foster Park.

Nobody on the playground or roaming around the park.

However, on one side of the park you could find Lili Carroll and Helen VanFossen trying to help people cool down with their lemonade stand.

The girls saying there were multiple reasons to set up shop Monday.

"Just because it's hot, and in honor of the soldiers," Carroll said.

The National Weather Service says on days like Monday you should try and stay hydrated as well as even stay indoors in a cool place.

Carroll and VanFossen say business has been kind of slow because they think people are following that advice.

"Because it's super hot and nobody's out," VanFossen said.

If you do go outside when it's hot it's recommended that you stay in the shade, wear loose, light-colored clothing and avoid strenuous activity.

If outside it might be wise to find these girls because they say they're willing to deal with the heat to serve you a refreshing drink.

"I think because people can just get thirsty and we just like giving them some water and lemonade," Carroll said.

The forecast for Tuesday is looking warm as well.

The good news is these girls are already making some plans to help make sure people stay cool.

"We were actually thinking about doing it tomorrow after school." VanFossen said.

If you're out in the sun it's important to think about putting sunscreen on as well.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center says you should apply more than once, know your options, buy higher SPF than you think you need and if you're going to use spray sunscrean, rub it in.

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