First Lemonade Shut-Down of the year – Boston MA
Well, it looks like we have a lot more work to do. This didn’t get much media attention, but it looks like we have the first lemonade stand shut-down of the year. We have to stand strong together and put an end to this nonsense!
While the Boston Marathon start line puts Hopkinton in the limelight and is a source of pride for the town, residents also have to put up with a few inconveniences and annoyances each year as hosts.
So Jeanne Westbury of Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton was nonplussed when local health agents shut down a lemonade and baked goods stand run by her daughter and friends at the end of the driveway. The agents told the group they lacked a permit to sell cookies, brownies, banana bread and other items.
“We had done this every year,” daughter Eliza Westbury, a sixth-grader, said, citing no previous problems and plans this year to donate to the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.
Down the street, meanwhile, a High School Relay for Life bake sale encountered no problems despite also lacking a permit. Hopkinton Town Hall was closed yesterday for Patriots Day, and the Board of Health could not be reached.