It’s becoming harder for children to flex their entrepreneurial skills with lemonade stands on hot summer days.
Country Time recently tweeted a link to a Washington Examiner article titled, “If you call the cops to shut down a lemonade stand, you’re the worst”:
The article detailed the story of three children in Denver who had their lemonade stand shut down for not having the proper permit.
Similar incidents have been reported in Texas, New York and Georgia, sometimes causing families (many of which donate the proceeds to charity) to be fined hundreds of dollars.
Country time is offering parents the chance to apply for reimbursement of up to $300 for either permit fees to run their children’s lemonade stands—or the cost of fines associated with those penalized. Applicants must include their children’s descriptions of what the stands mean to them.
You can apply through www.countrytimelegalade.com. Those who visit the site are greeted with a legal-themed header and Country Time’s video.