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Snow teaching children life lessons

GRANGER, Ind. -- While some people choose to complain about the snow, others see it as an opportunity to teach children about the importance of hard work. 

Ten-year-old Ashton Holland doesn't like this weather. 

“I really don’t like snow,” he said. 

But for the past two days, he’s been outside, shoveling driveways and sidewalks in Granger. 

"I like digging the little caverns," he said. 

With some help from his dad Jason, Ashton’s cleaned 13 driveways. 

"I get arm cramps, but I just keep on going," said Ashton.  

But two sore arms aren’t the only side effect of shoveling snow. So far he’s made almost $300. He plans to save the money to buy a game console. But he’s  also digging up some life lessons.  

“Hard work pays off a lot," said Ashton. 

A message Ashton’s dad wanted to instill when they started shoveling driveways and sidewalks. 

“I want my kids to recognize when someone needs help and help them," said Jason. 

A lesson 10-year-old Ashton is quickly learning as he shovels through out Granger.  

“I helped someone because they need something," said Ashton. "It might have been important, it might have not been but we can help." 

If you would like to hire Ashton to clear your driveway and sidewalk, you can contact his dad at (574)274-8055. 

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