Lemonade Stand Shutdown: Kids Face Legal Issues for Selling Without Permits
Have you ever seen these funny kids who sell lemonade near their homes, standing behind special small counters with funny signs? Probably, they’re collecting money for themselves for a thoroughbred kitten, some video game, a bicycle, or a ticket to Disneyland. But you never know how children can entertain, right? But not everything is as simple as it seems at first glance. Sometimes, small sellers pursue completely different goals, which are not so easy to believe in.
As sad as it might seem, there have been plenty of stories about kids having their lemonade stands shut down by the law. If they don’t have a business license or the proper permits to sell food and drink at the side of the road, then they could find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Seriously, cars cruised by on South Coral Street as a nine-year-old girl sat in a lawn chair at the end of the driveway. She had two silver TV tables set up with a handmade sign taped to one, written on a piece of lined loose-leaf paper.
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Reagan Milton advertised her 50 cent lemonade and one dollar face painting to raise money for the June E. Nylon Cancer Center. “I knew it would probably be a hot summer, and I saw a lot of people doing lemonade stands,” Reagan said. “I didn’t need the money, so I wanted to give it to the cancer center.” At the beginning of the month, she made her first donation of $50 and upped her goal. She wants to raise a thousand dollars. “I know I can do that,” she said.
Reagan’s been selling lemonade since May when she finished third grade at Washington Elementary School. Her offerings have grown to include cookies, rainbow loom bracelets, and her latest edition, face painting. “This was all her idea,” her mom, Amy Nelson, said. “I just make the lemonade and cookies. Reagan sets up the stand about twice a week outside their house. She’s even gained some regular customers and found generous donors in the neighborhood.
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On Wednesday afternoon, Sophie Amman, age six, and Sadie Robbins, 12, stopped by for a dollar’s worth of drinks. Earlier, another neighbor offered twenty dollars for a single cup. Anyone can plan a stand with an easy-to-follow guide from Country Time Lemonade. It includes tips, recipes, and business basics, along with creative marketing solutions to sweeten the deal. The company launched the fantastic Lemonade Stantecular to encourage families to build the best booth in their neighborhood.
A connected social media campaign encourages participants to take a photo of their lemonade stand and tag it with hashtag CountryTime, hashtag Famtastic, or Lemonade. Country Time will donate five dollars, up to fifty thousand dollars, to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for each photo uploaded to sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Last month marked 10 years since a little girl named Alexandra Scott dreamed of raising a million dollars to help fight childhood cancer.
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The eight-year-old lost her battle with neuroblastoma but left a legacy. The foundation bearing her name has raised more than 80 million dollars. Though Reagan and her mom decided to keep the money local, they’re all working toward a common goal to raise funds and awareness for cancer. She just happens to be learning lessons in patience, perseverance, and grace along the way. “You have to work for it, and it takes time,” Reagan said. To help her out, the idea is to build a wooden booth and go mobile, traveling to various locations in Sioux City. She’s got a big goal, Nelson said. She’ll get there. Police are not a fear in this country. The policeman in the photo even got off the car and bought lemonade for this girl instead of punishing her for illegally selling or taking over the road. Police officers are oftentimes viewed through a double lens. They help communities out and enforce the law, but not everyone always feels so safe around them.
Police Officer’s Chat with Little Girl at Lemonade Stand Makes a Big Impact
That’s why it’s important for cops to do community policing, where they interact with residents regularly and not just in emergencies or on the worst day of someone’s life. By establishing connections and getting to know people, they can make a much bigger impact and earn residents’ trust. This story out of Lake County, Ohio, goes to show how one officer’s friendly chat with a little girl made all the difference in both his life and hers. The little girl’s name is Gabrielle, and she had her heart set on getting an iPad for school and playing games.
When she asked her mother, Melissa, for one, she was told they couldn’t afford it at the moment. Instead of giving up, Gabrielle decided to start a lemonade stand and buy one herself with the profits. Upon hearing that, her mother was happy the stand would keep her daughter busy and teach her the value of money. There was one problem, though. The area where they lived was kind of rural, and not many people passed by.
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However, Gabrielle’s grandmother lived nearby at a busy condo complex where people came and went all day long. It was the perfect location. Excited to start her business right away, Gabrielle gathered up all the things she’d need for the stand and whipped up a batch of fresh lemonade. From the very start, business was booming, and early on, a cop pulled up to her stand. He paid her three dollars for a cup of lemonade, well over her asking price of 50 cents, and told her that he’d let the other officers know about her refreshing business. The next day, he headed to a local store and asked the owner if they’d contribute towards a tablet for Gabrielle. After he told them her story, they agreed, and later that day, he met up with Gabrielle and her family while they were watching her brother play football. Seeing his car pull up, she ran to meet him, and that was when he pulled out a pink bag and gave it to her.
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Gabrielle was thrilled, and her mother was overjoyed at the kindness Officer Ropos showed her daughter. She snapped a picture of the two of them posing with the iPad and later that night posted it on Facebook. The picture quickly went viral. It was shared over 34 thousand times, and people called for interviews and ran news stories on it. In the end, Officer Roplos declined most of them. He never wanted media attention. He just wanted to make a little girl happy.