Jerry Seinfeld And His Family Have Become The Latest Victims Of The War On Lemonade.

Aug 27, 2015 by

Jerry Seinfeld And His Family Have Become The Latest Victims Of The War On Lemonade.

You’ve all probably heard this story many times before. Some local kids, with the help of their family, come up with the great idea of setting up a lemonade stand in order to raise some money to take their father to the water park, earn a few extra bucks, or raise money for a charity. They go out, and get all of the supplies. They make some fresh lemonade. They set up a stand, and they wait for the first customer. In doing all of this, they are getting a great lesson on entrepreneurship. But then, just as their newly created business gets rolling, reality hits. The police show up, and inform them that they can no longer sell lemonade, because they have not jumped through the hoops that the government has put in place, which usually consists of paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and even kitchen inspections. Yes… all this for a kids lemonade stand.

This time, the story has a lot of similarities to all of the rest. It includes a family, with kids, lemonade, a stand, the dream of earning some money for a charitable cause, and then some cops show up to break up the “illegal” activities that are being committed. But this time, the story has a twist. The family that was selling lemonade was none other than Jerry Seinfeld’s family.

According to, “East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said police received a complaint about illegally parked vehicles at the location of the lemonade stand. At the scene, an officer advised the Seinfeld family that village code does not permit lemonade stands on village property. The village prohibits all forms of peddling on its property.”

Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, runs a charity that focuses on providing families under financial strain with clothing, gear and services, and has donated 16 million items since its formation. All proceeds from the Seinfeld’s lemonade stand on August 18th, went to that charity, Baby Buggy. But despite the good deeds, and the charitable actions by the Seinfelds and their customers that day, the East Hampton Village Police still felt the need to shut down their lemonade stand.

Jessica posted the photo to her Instagram account.

“Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor, but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled,” wrote Ms. Seinfeld in the caption. “Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers! Thanks, Xander and Jaden, for crushing it today with Julian and Jerry.”


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Another Lemonade Stand Shutdown in Texas- Permits will cost $150. Kitchen Inspection Required.

Jun 9, 2015 by

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.

This is not the first time, that a children’s lemonade stand has been shut down. You can find more cases of this government overreach here, here, here, and here, just to name a few.

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.

We need to stand up for our rights and our future generations.

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Cops Threaten Kids For Shoveling Snow Without A Permit

Jan 28, 2015 by

Cops Threaten Kids For Shoveling Snow Without A Permit

You have probably heard of the stories about local police and governments that have been cracking down on kids who participate in positive and productive behavior such as selling lemonade or cookies without a permit. (Here, here, here, here, Heck, there are too many to keep track of),  Now, there is a new “crime” that these “benevolent” governments and “protectors of our freedoms” have set their sights on: shoveling snow without a permit.

Yup. That’s right. According to this article, two High School seniors, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf, fom Bridgewater, NJ decided to go out and make a few bucks by shoveling snow for their neighbors. Similar to selling lemonade, this is an act that most of us probably participated in when we were young. Shoveling snow for a few bucks is beneficial to all parties involved. It provides a valuable service to the customer, and in return, the boys receive money for their hard work. It’s a win-win. Can’t argue with that. Right?

Wrong. While it is a win-win for the young entrepreneurs and their customers, there is however, a group of busy-bodies who don’t like it when others participate in the long-lived practice of voluntarily exchanging goods and services with one another. So, this group of busy-bodies write arbitrary laws and then tell their enforcers (the police) to go out there and enforce their arbitrary policies. That is exactly what has happened to these two young entrepreneurs. That’s why, in Bound Brook, NJ, anyone selling goods and services door to door must apply for a license that can cost as much as $450 for permission that is valid for only 180 days. Nonprofits are exempt from the fee but must still apply for a permit.”

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In regards to this incident, one Bound Brook, NJ resident posted on the Bound Brook NJ Events‘ page: “Are you kidding me? Our generation does nothing but complain about his generation being lazy and not working for their money. Here’s a couple kids who take the time to print up flyers, walk door to door in the snow, and then shovel snow for some spending money. And someone calls the cops and they’re told to stop?”

This person is absolutely correct. These two boys were out there doing something productive and positive, and they were told by police officers, that they were doing something illegal. Many people still look to the government and police to help with societal problems, but instead of helping, they create and enforce petty, arbitrary laws that turn good, productive people into potential criminals in the eyes of the state.

Governments do not provide solutions, individuals do. Instead of turning to the state for solutions to society’s problems, we all need to look more to each other, to people like Matt and Eric, who want to provide solutions, and yet are prevented from doing so by these government officials.

You can read the original articles here and here.

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Police Shutdown 11-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand in California – May 19 2014

May 20, 2014 by

Police Shutdown 11-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand in California – May 19 2014

Leaping, naked, into the Golden Gate Park bison paddock will, on most days, get you arrested. That was certainly the case during yesterday’s Bay to Breakers. Official police tallies also include 24 public intoxication arrests and three public urination citations (these three folks must have done something remarkable to stand out among a 50,000-strong army of public urinators).

Not showing up on police stat-sheets disseminated to the media, however: Two adolescents’ lemonade stands busted up at Fell and Cole. The 11-year-old proprietor of one of those stands, SF Weekly is told, was informed that simply giving away the fudge brownies and lemonade the police forbade her from continuing to sell would result in a $1,500 fine. Preteens selling goodies, the police reportedly lectured the lemonade stand proprietor, was unfair to establishments that bothered to get a license for their activities — like Starbucks.

Our calls to the police have not yet been returned. This is not, however, the San Francisco Police Department’s first strike against unlicensed, juvenile capitalism.
COps Shut Down Girl's Lemonade Stand

Four years ago, news of cops shutting down kiddies’ Dolores Park lemonade stand itself became Internet lemonade.

The SFPD’s then-spokesman, Sergeant Troy Dangerfield, cited chapter and verse to us at the time, explaining the ins and outs of foodsellers’ permitting. “How can you tell ice cream carts to leave and then let some people sell other things?” he asked, rhetorically. “Just because they’re kids doesn’t mean they should get a free pass, you know?”

Not long after police cleansed the Cole and Fell area of unlawful lemonade dispensaries, SF Weekly is told they returned due to complaints about “a live band.” This stemmed, it turns out, from a neighborhood tradition of setting up a drum kit during Bay to Breakers, and allowing local kids to keep the beat.

At the time the police showed up, the unlicensed live bandmember was, purportedly, a toddler.



Update, 2:25 p.m.: Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza says there’s no record in the logs of cops shutting down lemonade stands. But “we had lots and lots and lots of police out there, so, yes, it could have happened.”
With regards to why it happened, he notes “this is a letter of the law/spirit of the law type of thing. Is it a violation? Technically yes. Are we going to cite a kid’s lemonade stand? Probably not. I hope not.”
But, he continues, if you ask the hot dog vendors and other sellers to move along, you have to do it to everyone. Otherwise “that would be selective enforcement. And that’s no bueno.”Read more here:

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Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 – One Word – “INSPIRATIONAL”

Aug 12, 2013 by

Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 – One Word – “INSPIRATIONAL”

Saturday, August 10th, 2013. It was a perfect day for a lemonade stand. The lemons were freshly squeezed the night before. The sun was shining. We arrived at 1pm to Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA. It was a beautiful day.

We immediately set up the table and the supplies for the lemonade. We hung the Lemonade Freedom sign in front of the table. The kids were ready to go. Before we could even finish getting ready, we already had people lining up to buy an ice cold glass of lemonade.

The turnout was amazing. People came from all over the country for this year’s Lemonade Freedom Day. There were independent journalists, activists, supporters, and kids.

While the kids were selling the lemonade, the adults were sparking up some absolutely amazing conversations with the customers and the other people passing by. I had some of the best and most inspirational conversations with complete strangers there. It was amazing!

I couldn’t believe the amount of people who were completely fed up, not only with the shutting down of kids’ lemonade stands, but also with the “police state” that we are living in. (And these were their words not mine!) The same can be said for the amount of people who walked away with the desire to become involved. The support and enthusiasm in the crowd was amazing!

As the day went by, we were all starting to get a little bit tired. We weren’t sure how much longer we were going to stay. We even considered packing it in. That was until a Philadelphia Police Officer paid us a visit.

As soon as the officer arrived on the scene, he was surrounded by yellow Lemonade Freedom shirts and a myriad of video cameras. He instructed us that we would have to shut down, because we do not have a permit. After a few minutes of attempted dialogue with this officer, despite his threats, we ultimately refused to shut the stand down, and the officer walked around the corner and made a few phone calls.

At this point, we weren’t sure what the outcome would be. So we made some preparations at the stand. Would we be ticketed, and fined? Would we be arrested? None of us knew. But the stand continued to thrive. It almost seems as though the police encounter actually boosted sales a bit.

An hour or so later, we received a visit from another Philadelphia Police Officer. This time it was a Sergeant. He informed us that they would not bother us. There would be no citations, no arrests. That was it. The day was a full success.

Despite being threatened with arrest, we were able to successfully run an “illegal” lemonade stand, without a permit in Philadelphia. We did far better than break even on our sales, and the two girls who were operating the stand ended up walking away with some good earnings for their hard work.

We had some great outreach with some amazing individuals throughout the day.

And this is why it was so inspirational. As activists, sometimes we fight hard and long, and get little or no respect. But not today. The comments, the encouragement, the support of the people was in full force. As activists, we know that we made a difference today. We know that we’ve lit sparks in the minds and hearts of countless others. We have inspired and encouraged others to stand up against injustice.

And on the flip side, the people. WOW… the people. They were amazing! I can personally say that so many of the great people who showed up to support us, or to buy some lemonade have inspired me to continue what I am doing. And I am sure that many of the other activists involved are just as inspired as I am.

I would like to send a personal message to everyone who attended. Whether you there as an activist, a supporter, or just buying some lemonade. Thank you! You are all amazing human beings! You should all be very proud of yourselves. I love you all! Thank you!

Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 was a COMPLETE success!

Lemonade Freedom Day in Times Square, NY

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Police Are Sour On Queens Girls’ Lemonade Stand – NY1 For You

Aug 8, 2013 by

Police Are Sour On Queens Girls’ Lemonade Stand – NY1 For You

NY1 For You: Police Are Sour On Queens Girls’ Lemonade Stand By: Susan Jhun

Setting up a lemonade stand left a serious sour taste in the mouths of a couple of Queens kids after the police got involved. NY1’s Susan Jhun filed the following report.

A little lemonade stand was a sweet summer pastime for 9-year-old Nora and 11-year-old Jameala Lahoud, until the two Queens girls got ticketed by the police. “One jar of lemonade and a few cups and that’s it,” says Michael Lahoud, the girls’ father.

Apparently, that was enough for a police officer to write two tickets to the family: one for selling without a vendor’s license and another for obstructing the flow of vehicular traffic.

Michael Lahoud says the day the tickets were issued for his daughter’s stand there was a vendor across the street from his house at the beach selling drinks and blocking traffic.

“Neighbors were complaining. They called the police because he was obstructing traffic,” he says.

That is when Lahoud says the police came, let the vendor off because he had a vendor’s license but ticketed him for his daughter’s lemonade stand.

Lahoud says what bothers him the most about the ticket is not the money but the message it sends to his daughters.

“They were afraid at first. They thought they were in trouble and that was what upset me the most,” he says.

NY1 called the Department Of Health and a spokesman said the agency’s bottom line is public health and ideally anybody who is working with food needs a permit. However, he said the DOH would not go out of its way to follow up on something like a lemonade stand.

NY1 then called the NYPD and asked a spokesman whether the agency would dismiss the summons.

The spokesman said that is up to the courts, but went on to say in order to operate any food stand, a person needs a permit from DOH — no exceptions.

That apparently means kids across the city might want to think twice before making lemonade out of these lemons.


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Reno Nevada Health Inspector Shuts Down Girls’ Lemonade Stand!

Aug 8, 2013 by

Reno Nevada Health Inspector Shuts Down Girls’ Lemonade Stand!

UPDATE 8/8/2013 – 9:41pm EST : The Reno Tahoe Open PGA Tournament got word about this incident and they have made an offer to Alex and Emma. The girls have been invited to move their lemonade stand down to 18th hole next year. 


A summer cannot go by without hearing more news reports of kids’ lemonade stands being shut down by a bureaucrat. And this summer is no different. This time the “illegal” lemonade stand was in Reno Nevada, and the “perps” who were running the stand were 12 year old Emma Farrell and 14 year old Alex Farrell.

The family lives inside the housing development where  the Reno Tahoe Open PGA Tournament is hosted every August. Alex and Emma sell ice cold lemonade, homemade cookies, and gently used golf balls that they custom decorate for customers. They have been operating this stand in front of their house for the past five years with nothing but compliments and support from the community. They have even built a loyal and established customer base that returns year after year.

But this year on August 3rd, they were shocked to receive a visit from the Washoe County Health Inspector. They were told to cease operations immediately. They received a written warning and were told that they would be fined if they did not comply.

According to the girls’ mother Kelly, the Washoe County Health Inspector stated that the girls’ stand was being shut down this year because another vendor launched a complaint claiming that sales were low because of the girls’ lemonade stand.

Like many entrepreneurs, these two girls took advantage of an opportunity, and decided to do something positive with it. They decided to set up a stand and make some money.  According to their mother Kelly, the girls usually make anywhere between $100-$150 at their stand. After running their stand, they like to treat themselves to ice-cream with some of their earnings. They save some of the money, use some to invest in new equipment, and donate some to their church. A few years ago, they purchased their “official” lemonade stand, and this year they purchased a new 4 gallon lemonade container.

At Lemonade Freedom, we applaud these girls’ actions, but the state bureaucrats obviously do not appreciate these motivated girls’ contributions to society. Maybe it is because the agents of the state have absolutely no understanding for the free market and voluntary exchange. How could they? They “earn” a living on taxpayer money. Their entire livelihood is funded at the expense of the productive members of society.

You see… 14 year old Alex, and 12 year old Emma understand more about the free market and voluntary exchange than any bureaucrat or government employee will ever know. In the last 5 years of their young lives, they have been operating a business. They have learned important messages about providing a good product at a reasonable price. They have learned about the importance of re-investing into the business to make it grow. They have learned about the importance of keeping a good reputation and to remain in good standing in their community. They learned about being accountable to their customers.

private business, such as Alex and Emma’s lemonade stand has to cater to its’ customers. If a private business does not provide quality products at a reasonable price, then the customers will go elsewhere. This promotes innovation, efficiency, and accountability in the marketplace.

The “public” sector doesn’t understand this, because they will receive funding whether they provide high quality service, or poor service. Money doesn’t enter the “public” sector because they provide such great services which people demand. Money comes into the “public” sector because they demand it from taxpayers. This is why quality, innovation, efficiency, and accountability will always be lacking, at best, when services are provided by the government.

You see… Alex and Emma are peaceful girls. They weren’t harming anyone. Nobody in their right mind could disagree with that. Yet, because of the law, this government employee believed that it was necessary to intimidate these two young girls for providing a beneficial service to others. Think about the message that this sends to Alex and Emma, as well as many other creative and motivated kids across the country.

If you are as outraged as I am, I expect that you will all show your support for these two young entrepreneurs. And this weekend is the perfect time to show your support for them by setting up a lemonade stand. August 10, 2013 is Lemonade Freedom Day. For more information please visit

If you happen to be in the Reno, Nevada area, please set up a stand in support of these girls. Let them know that they are not alone.

They may be able to shut one lemonade stand down, but they can’t shut them all down!

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Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 – Official Event Page

Jul 30, 2013 by

Lemonade Freedom Day is kicking off it’s third year! Please check this page for all updates.

Please join our Facebook event page for LEMONADE FREEDOM DAY 2013!

It is the official page for Lemonade Freedom Day 2013. We encourage everyone, everywhere to go out and open a lemonade stand on August 10th, 2013. This is in response to the bureaucrats and law enforcers who are shutting down lemonade stands for not having permits or licenses. For the past two years, thousands of people across the world participated in Lemonade Freedom Day to show these bureaucrats and law enforcers that they could not shut down kids’ lemonade stands. This year, we are doing it again. Let’s spread the word!


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phone: 484-278-3733

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Are you looking for an event in your area? You can find local events here. If you do not see an event in your area, then you can start your own. Please contact us with details, and we will post your event on this page.

Local Lemonade Freedom Day Events


Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 1:00pm

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Westheimer Rd & Dunlavy St Houston, TX – 11:00am – 1:00pm
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page:
The Alley Cat bar & lounge
3718 Main Street, Houston, Texas
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Save the lemonade stands – Daily Herald Tribune

Jul 30, 2013 by

Save the lemonade stands

By Shannon McKinnon, Slice of Life

Airianna Bayne, 3, pours a cup of lemonade at her and her friends lemonade stand in the Crystal Lake area in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Monday, July 8, 2013. Bayne and her friends are trying to raise enough money to go to the movies. August 10 is  Lemonade Freedom Day; a day where people all over North America are encouraged to set up a lemonade stand. AARON HINKS/DAILY HERALD-TRIBUNE

Airianna Bayne, 3, pours a cup of lemonade at her and her friends lemonade stand in the Crystal Lake area in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Monday, July 8, 2013. Bayne and her friends are trying to raise enough money to go to the movies. August 10 is Lemonade Freedom Day; a day where people all over North America are encouraged to set up a lemonade stand. AARON HINKS/DAILY HERALD-TRIBUNE


Saturday, Aug. 10 is Lemonade Freedom Day; a day where people all over North America are encouraged to set up a lemonade stand to exercise their right to sell lemonade without a licence.

The idea is to make people aware that voluntary exchange is not a crime. It certainly is a grey area. As, I suppose, are garage sales. More and more the two are combined with hopeful children setting up their lemonade and cookie stand – or sometimes simply bottled pop and water – while their parents host the garage sale.

When you think about it, who else is allowed to sell food, beverages or goods without a business licence or a health inspection? And yet I would hate to see either practice shut down. The very idea seems like a poke in the eye of democracy.

Who isn’t charmed by the initiative of children setting up a lemonade stand?

Judging by the headline “Sour Neighbour Calls Cops on 9 Year Old Boys Lemonade Stand” a woman in Oshawa, Ont., was one such person. According to the article the woman phoned 911 to complain about the stand. Well, first the neighbour tried to bribe the children with five bucks to close the stand down and then she phoned the cops. To make matters worse, the stand was part of the children’s annual effort to raise money for the SickKids hospital. According to the children’s mother the police ordered the stand closed because they didn’t have a vendor’s permit.

Like everything there is always another side to the story. When the police were contacted by the press the sergeant confirmed an officer was called to the stand around 2 p.m. after a woman from the neighbourhood dialed 911.

Apparently the neighbour was concerned for the safety of the children after hearing screams. When the officer arrived he did indeed find a child running up and down the sidewalk screaming. The child – a nine year old boy with autism – was shouting at passersby in an effort to drum up business.

However, the sergeant denied the officer had ordered the stand to be closed down. “We don’t shut down lemonade stands,” she said. “No one was ticketed, no one was cautioned or arrested, it was only one officer at the scene and that is the extent of what took place.”

The organizers of Lemonade Freedom Day were all over the incident like an ice cube on lemon juice, urging their neighbours in the north to open stands in Canada on Aug. 10 as well. In fairness to these organizers, it would appear that in the States stands actually are being shut down for not having a valid licence. And since it is such a grey area, I suppose it could be a problem up here as well.

And that’s just silly. Let the kids have their stands. I try to support these wee entrepreneurs whenever I can and I have yet to be poisoned. And I can bet that any money earned quickly finds its way back into the local economy.

Growing up in the country on a lonely dirt road lemonade stands were not part of my childhood. I only recall setting up a stand once and that was under the influence of a city cousin.

We worked for two days on a sign that simply read “Lemonade 10 Cents”, positioned our table by the road and set up our cups, pitcher and most importantly, our cash box. We counted crows and listened to the hum of a distant tractor and the occasional moo from a cow in the pasture.

And then … we heard the sound of an approaching motor. The truck rolled by without stopping, but we caught the look of surprised confusion on our neighbour’s face before he disappeared around the bend. Another hour passed during which we drank all the lemon juice and had to return to the house for more.

And then … another motor made its approach, this time in the form of a grader. We marked its painfully slow approach down the hill and almost passed out with excitement when it pulled to a halt in front of the stand. The door swung open and a large man swung down the steps onto the gravel road.

“Lemonade hey?” he said, taking off his cap and wiping the sweat from his brow. “That would sure hit the spot right about now.” He drained two glasses and then a third, plunked down an entire dollar bill and said, “Keep the change.”

I was so excited I grabbed the money and to the mortification of my older cousin, took off running for the house to tell my Mom about our newfound wealth before the man even had a chance to turn around to climb back into his grader.

We never got another customer for the rest of the afternoon, but we each made 50 cents. Enough for a couple comic books and some candy the next time we went into town.

In other words, we were rich.


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Sour neighbor calls cops on 9-year-old boy’s lemonade stand

Jul 8, 2013 by

Note to all Canadians: Please join us on Lemonade Freedom Day 2013 in worldwide solidarity! Set up a stand wherever you are!


Cops called on Toronto-area charity drink stand

From left to right: Danika Potter, 8, her sister Brigit, 10, and her brother, Corbin, 9



What a sour puss.

A cranky, unidentified woman in an Oshawa neighbourhood called 911 and sicked police on a 9-year-old autistic boy in a bid to shut down his booming lemonade stand Monday.

Worse yet, the officer called to the scene asked the boy’s family to stop the fundraiser for SickKids hospital because the boy didn’t have a vendor’s permit to sling the juice.

“It was upsetting,” said Dawn Potter, who said her son, Corbin, was startled by the encounter with the officer.

“By the end of it, he thought I was going to jail, he was balling his eyes out.”

Corbin and his sisters have been running a lemonade stand on July 1

for the past three years.

The trio raise money for the hospital where several cousins have received treatment.

But the trouble started when Corbin was holding a sign and shouting to passersby on Bond St. to drum up business.

A neighbour approached, scolded him for shouting and told him he couldn’t operate the stand, Potter said.

Later, Corbin went back up the street, this time with his uncle.

The neighbour approached again, this time offering him $5 to go away and take the stand down, Potter said.

“He told her that he didn’t want her money, that he wanted to keep doing his thing for SickKids,” she said.

Potter said that a short time later a Durham Regional Police officer arrived.

He was polite but asked them to take down the stand, she said.

“We were told it was distracting, too loud and we were disturbing people. It was

2 p.m. We were told we had to stop … that we didn’t have a vendor’s permit.”

But Potter said she defied the officer, this time taking the sign herself and walking out to the corner to advertise the stand.

In the end, they raised $135.

“How can I teach him to do the right thing no matter what if I don’t stand behind him and show him,” she said.

Durham Regional Police Sgt. Nancy van Rooy confirmed an officer was called to the lemonade stand around 2 p.m. Monday after a woman from the neighbourhood called 911.

She was reportedly concerned for the safety of the children after hearing screams.

When the officer arrived, he found the lemonade stand and a child running up the sidewalk “screaming,” but van Rooy denied the officer ordered the stand shuttered.

“We don’t shut down lemonade stands,” she said. “No one was ticketed, no one was cautioned or arrested, it was only one officer at the scene and that is the extent of what took place.”

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