When You Have Lemonade… Don’t Sell It!

Have your kids ever wanted to make some extra money by selling lemonade, or something?  My daughter has, and being that she is 9 years old I would never think that a town would ever dare to enforce laws that are in place to protect people.

I just ran into a news article about a California town shutting down a 8 year olds lemonade stand.  She was trying to make some money for her family to go to Disney.

Here is the article…

Calif. town shuts 8-year-old girl’s lemonade stand

The Associated Press

Posted: 08/08/2009 11:03:21 AM PDT


TULARE, Calif.—Tulare city officials are trying to make amends after a code enforcement officer shut down an 8-year-old girl’s lemonade stand.Richard Garcia spotted Daniela Earnest selling fresh-squeezed lemonade from a stand she and her stepmother set up at a busy intersection. She had hoped to raise money for a family trip to Disneyland.

But Garcia told the girl she couldn’t operate because she lacked a city-issued business license.

Vice Mayor Philip Vandegrift says the city is now considering requiring lemonade stand operators to pay a nominal fee or waiving the fee for young children after Monday’s incident.

And the girl and her family are heading to Disneyland this weekend.

A Visalia radio station gave them free passes—in return for 30 cups of lemonade.

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