kids fined for us open lemonade stand

United States
June 17, 2011 12:41pm CST
before you start selling you need a vendor's permit you cannot sell anything without a permit kids has lemonade with stand selling lemonade without permit it happen in Bethseda Maryland during the us tennis tournament they were selling lemonade to raise the money for pediatric cancer the county inspector warn them to shut down their lemonade stand when they refused the county inspector imposed a fined about $500.00 now the parents of the kids who operate the lemonade stand were upset the parents should be responsible by calling the county how much they charge for vendors permit without a vendors permit you cannot sell anything.
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@anklesmash (1416)
17 Jun 11
What a jerk he has a small amount of power that he allows to go straight to his head.He may have been following the letter of the law but not the spirit of the law.I can understand why the law exists as it is a method that thieves often use to sell stolen goods but these were good kids raising money for charity he could easily have made an exception for them which everyone would have agreed with.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
17 Jun 11
I was appalled today when I heard this on the news. This inspector needs to realize that these kids are doing something good to help other kids out and he is ruining their chances. What is the world coming to when children can't even sell lemonade without a permit? There is something so wrong about this!
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@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
18 Jun 11
This is truely sad. I can remember the days when simple lemonade stands popped up on every corner. These kids we doing something great for society and they got penalized for it. You know as well as I do, they didn't make $500. This was just a way for the county to get money. It's wrong if you ask me. Best Wishes!
• United States
18 Jun 11
That story upset me as well. I give the kids a lot of credit for coming up with idea to help other people out. KIds nowadays are willing to help others. Iknow that my neighbors kids had a lemonade stand to raise money to buy toys for thoe who lost there's in the flooding in Missouri. The kids also sold cookies that I was more than happy to make for them and have them sell. I also bought some lemonade they made and as soon as my husband came home he did the same. The inspector was mean to the kids by making them shut down. The kids were raising money for a great cause.
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
Is that really how much the permit costs? That's too much if you ask me. Maybe the inspector just had nothing to do that's why he shut down the kids' lemonade stand. That's just uncalled for.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Jun 11
This is ridiculous!! the kids are trying to raise money to help other kids, why can the government help the kids to obtain permit to sell? why are they asking for fine? What the kids are doing is for a good cause. If their mistake is not having a permit to sell in that area, official could have help them to secure permit so that they can continue their good cause instead of letting this kids pay for a fine. Stupid!! they can not think of other things? except money to be put in their treasury? I've read this news this morning and it's so frustrating..
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
17 Jun 11
Wow little kids need vendor permits now. What happened to the good old lawn sale and lemonade or kool-aid sold by the little kids? I would always just stop and get some just to help the little kids out. This is how you show your kids responsibility and how to introduce them to the real world of making money. Do you know if they did that because of the location that they were trying to sell it in? I know the nearest town from where I live you have to have a permit for a yard sale now, so all my family trys to have the same at my house