Girl hosts lemonade stand fundraiser for horse riding school that suffered fire
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - After a barn at a Forsyth County horse riding school burned to the ground a week ago, one of the students decided to take matters into her own hands.
26 horses died in the blaze at Blue Springs Farm in Ball Ground — including one that Piper Martin rode. The young girl first offered her piggy bank to help out. But with the assistance of her mother, she also put on a large lemonade stand on Saturday to benefit the farm.
“My horse meant a lot to me,” Martin said. “I was really hoping that we can do this lemonade stand so we can get a new horse, new barn, new everything.”
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Martin isn’t the only community member to lend a helping hand. Cherokee Feed and Seed set out donation bins at its three locations to help the family-owned riding school. The farm also launched an online fundraiser to help restore the property. So far, it has collected nearly $50,000 of its $70,000 goal.
The fire’s origin is still unknown.
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