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9-Year-Old Sells Lemonade For Good Cause

Posted July 28, 2005 6:57 a.m. EDT

— A little girl in Rocky Mount has turned her lemonade stand into a major fundraiser.

Nine-year old Taylor Fisher set up the stand to help other kids; all her proceeds will be used to buy Christmas presents for abused children.

"It will make them happy," Taylor said.

Taylor came up with the idea after hearing about 3-year-old Jaheim Cooper, who recently died from abuse.

So, she asked her father Jerry to help and explained why she wanted to help abused children.

Her goal was to raise $500 over a four-day period, but she brought in nearly $600 on the first day. One customer donated $100 for one cup.

Several local businesses donated supplies to keep her stand going.

Taylor plans to continue selling lemonade at Westridge Shopping Center in Rocky Mount through Saturday.