Another Lemonade Stand Shutdown in Texas- Permits will cost $150. Kitchen Inspection Required.
Andria and her sister Zoey of Overton, Texas wanted to take their dad to Splash Kingdom for Father’s Day, but they needed money to do that. So, like so many other kids with their entrepreneurial spirit, they decided to set up a lemonade stand in front of their house to make some money. Everything was going well. They were selling lemonade for 50 Cents per cup. At this point, the two girls made approximately $27. Until a local police officer came by, and told them that they had to shut it down because they didn’t have a permit. (haven’t we heard this story so many times before). This is when their mother, Sandi Downs Evans attempted to get a permit for her two children to sell lemonade. She found out that the permit would cost them $150. So, she went down to the local bureaucrats and attempted to buy a permit, only to discover, that she could not get a permit there. They informed her that she would need to go to the county, and that the process would take days, because she would also be required to have her kitchen inspected…
…for a children’s lemonade stand.
Currently, there is a war on children and a war on lemonade stands. We need to stand up for this normal childhood activity that many parents and grandparents have been participating in for ages.
Adults and children alike should not be required to pay for permission to sell goods to willing consumers. Hopefully these children will “fight the government”, like one of them said in the video below. We need more strong kids like these two who are willing to take a stand for what is right. I would love to see their community fully support them. This weekend, it would be great to see a sea of lemonade stands across their community, town, city, and state in support of these kids. If anyone wants to organize an event in the Overton, TX area, or anywhere else for that matter, please contact me, and I will be more than happy to assist. firstname.lastname@example.org
We need to stand up for our rights and our future generations.