Greensboro, NC - Most little girls want a pony, but for one five-year-old, her love for horses runs so much deeper. Little Marie Dean not only rides horses, she rescues them.
Marie is putting her devotion is into action by creating, Lemon-AID, a fund-raiser for Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement (SHERR), a facility devoted to the care and adoption of abused and neglected horses, located in High Point.
Lemon-AID, Marie's lemonade and bottled water concession is Saturday, August 4, from 11am-5pm at the Black Dog Car Wash, located at 5819 High Point Road in Greensboro. All proceeds will go to SHERR. Additionally, Marie's guardians, Angie & Keith Badorf, owners of Black Dog Car Wash, are donating 50% of the day's sales to SHERR. "Marie is so excited about doing this to help the horses," said Badorf. "She is such a compassionate little girl and we are thrilled she wants to show everyone how simple it is to make a huge difference for animals." For more information about Lemon-AID, contact Angie Badorf at 336.294.7755.
Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement operates three facilities in the greater High Point area, supporting more than 16 horses plus numerous other animals. Staffed entirely by volunteers, SHERR works with other animal rescue organizations, humane societies and local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and adopt horses into loving homes. Follow SHERR on the organization's Facebook page.