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Donors help after girl's stand shut down at track

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A 10-year-old girl has raised much more money for a charity than she expected after her lemonade stand was shut down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Morgen Morris said she had a line of customers during Saturday's Indy 500 qualifications day when a track employee told her she had to shut down. Morgen was at the speedway as part of Lemonade Day activities that teach children about running a business.

Speedway spokesman Doug Boles told WTHR-TV that shutting down her stand was a mistake that he blames on miscommunication.

Morgen told WIBC-FM that the speedway has given $500 to her American Heart Association charity and that two other donors have given her $750 more. She said she's learned to be prepared for anything when it comes to business.

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  • BTK
    Many serial killer types and psychopaths work as lowly bureaucrats, just waiting to impose their wrath on a powerless person, child, or pet. Don't forget, the BTK killer was a dog catcher.
  • Poor Ms. Morris
    Ms. Morris did not understand the ways of the business world, otherwise, like the IMS, she could have petitioned the State Legislature for a handout of State Funds for her charity work. Ms. Morris should consider becoming a state lobbyist for Lemonade Stand Operators.
  • Barney Fife Strikes again!
    I can hear Barney Fife yelling out "Nip it, nip it, nip it in the bud!!!" as he shuts down this hardened criminal's lemonade stand.
  • Lemonaid Stand
    what kind of employee would shut her down without checking with someone else? That person should get in trouble because apparently they didn't find out that she had her permits and permission to do it. Probably a bully.

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