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Madison girl who raised $53K for charity to speak at Joe Biden's inauguration

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 22:15:19-05

MADISON — An 8-year-old Madison girl who raised more than $50,000 for charity will be speaking at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration this Wednesday.

Dave Heide, the owner of Fitchburg restaurant Liliana's, posted to social media Sunday to announce that Morgan Mash-McGlone will be speaking at the inauguration side-by-side with the likes of Tom Hanks and Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen.

"Well what do they all have in common?? Well they are all going to be in the inauguration event on Wednesday!!!!!!" Heide writes.

Mash-McGlone's mother tells TMJ4 News on Tuesday that she will be speaking via video at a connected event following the formal ceremony.

Watch her at the inauguration here:

Morgan became famous last year after she raised $52,000 through a lemonade stand initiative for Little John's, a nonprofit restaurant serving as a home for "healthy, chef-quality, and affordable meals," according to its website.

Dave Heide, who also serves as executive director of Little John's, says that Jose Andres will introduce 8-year-old Morgan, and she will speak about her lemonade stand initiative. She then will toss it back to Tom Hanks for his own speech.

"Let’s do this Morgan!!!!!!!!!! Let’s get Little John’s funded so we can feed people and save lives!!!" Heide writes.

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