Georgia Police Close Girls’ Lemonade Stand
I just have to share this with you! This is an outrageous story that appeared on my local news! It occurred in the nearby community of Midway, Ga. Three little girls set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood to raise money for a summer trip to a water park. Seems harmless right? Well, Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar happened to drive by and stopped for a refreshing glass of lemonade to show support for the budding entrepreneurs.
NOT! Sorry, I was just thinking about what should have happened. What Chief Morningstar actually did was shut the lemonade stand down! The Chief explained that the little girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate a lemonade stand from their front yard. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year. Seriously? I remember setting lemonade stands as a child. Not to mention the numerous bake sales I have participated in over the years. Were these girls being singled out due to a small town grudge or are bake sales, lemonade stands, and any other number of fundraising activities illegal?
Clearly, I think this was huge mistake on part of Police Chief Morningstar. What are your thoughts on it? Should children and fundraisers be held to the same permitting and regulations as a business? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this?