Madison Root got her braces after all. She’s the 11-year-old girl who got evicted this weekend from Saturday Market for selling mistletoe without a permit. Trying to raise money to help pay for braces, Madison was told she could beg but not sell.
Two supporters have now stepped up and donated money – and Madison got the top set of braces on Monday. Stuart Tomlinson reports for The Oregonian that she’ll return to Saturday Market this weekend for what she’s calling the Great Kiss-Off. She’ll be giving away her remaining stock of mistletoe in exchange for donations, which, it turns out, is legal. Madison says she’s hoping to start a conversation on city policy.