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It has been Sydney Muggia's dream to have a lemonade stand.

The 7-year-old enjoys pouring lemonade and earning money. Two years ago, she realized that she could do both by having a lemonade stand.

She ran her first lemonade stand last Sunday and made $168.

But instead of going to the toy store, the second-grader at South Davis Elementary School in Orchard Park donated the money -- along with matching funds from her parents, Frank and Denise Muggia -- to the American Red Cross.

In a somber atmosphere after the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., nothing was the same for many citizens, including Sydney.

Her heart went out to the children who had lost their parents; she wanted to help them.

She operated the stand on West Quaker Road during the Quaker Arts Festival with a sign that all the money would go to benefit the victims of the attacks.

She sold about 15 pitchers full at 25 cents a cup with a complimentary chocolate chip cookie. Her brother Ben, 4, helped her pour the lemonade for the many who bought the drink. But there were others who simply donated money and offered encouraging words.

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