Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 6, 2013

Birthday bake sale has sweet ambitions

SUMMIT — For her birthday, Maddison Dixon wants other kids to get something for their birthday.

Wearing a shiny tiara and a tutu, Dixon celebrated her ninth birthday Friday inside the front door at Kentucky Farmer’s Bank in Summit at a table loaded with cupcakes, breads and cookies she hoped to sell to raise money for kids at Shelter of Hope. The young girl helped her mother, Jamie, bake the cupcakes while one grandmother made the fudge and breads and the other turned out Rice-Crispy treats. Aunts made peanut butter and no-bake cookies and a family friend made a pair of pecan pies which proved immediately popular.

“They were gone before we even set up,” the birthday girl’s mother said, explaining the pies were claimed by bank employees before the day’s sale began.

Dixon said her daughter became familiar with the needs of people served by Shelter of Hope because the family has a friend who works for the community-service agency which provides emergency food and shelter to homeless families in the area. The family often tries to help out by gathering donations of things such as cleaning supplies, or baby gifts, or back-to-school supplies and the efforts to help others have obviously not been lost on the Cannonsburg Elementary student.

Maddison, who enjoys studying art and history, but isn’t too crazy about math, told her mom she wanted to raise a few hundred dollars which could be used to buy birthday gifts for kids whose families are under the Shelter of Hope umbrella.

“Her goal was $300 and she’s beat that goal,” he mom said.

“How do you know?” Maddison asked as her mom confessed. “I was shooting for more like $50.”

Shelter of Hope VISTA/public relations spokesman Candy Goldy said Dixon, as well as her family and her fellow Girl Scouts have an impressive history of support for the community agency.

“Actually, Maddison has helped us many times,”  Goldy said, remembering the young girl recruited her scout troop to present a big bag of things for an expectant mother at the shelter, and that she gave many of her own Christmas gifts to kids at the shelter during the holiday season as well as sponsoring school clothing for guests.

“She’s a little servant. We just appreciate what Maddison does. She’s a cutie,” Goldy said, adding her own praise for families who involve their children in efforts on behalf of causes within their communities.

Dixon said anyone who wants to support her daughter’s efforts on behalf of Shelter of Hope is encouraged to call (606) 324-6700.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com.

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