Two Little Girls Tried To Raise Money For A Father’s Day Present ➠ Then The Cops Showed Up
On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than an ice cold glass of lemonade. So it made sense to 7 and 8-year-old Andria and Zoey Green of Tyler, Texas, to start a lemonade stand. They were hoping to raise enough money for a nice Father’s Day gift for their dad.
They made a stand, filled a container with lemonade, and made bags of kettle corn. They then set out on their adventure to make some cash.
After about an hour into selling, and three-fourths of the way towards their goal, they were shut down by police.
Officers arrived at the girls’ lemonade stand and informed the girls that if they did not have a $150 permit to sell lemonade, they had to stop. The police further told the girls they would need an inspection from the health department on top of the permit.
Texas has a bill called the Texas Baker’s Bill, and it states that the sale of food that needs time or temperature control to prevent spoiling is not permitted. Lemonade should be refrigerated to keep it from forming potentially harmful bacteria.
Overton Police Chief Clyde Carter said: “It’s a lemonade stand, but they also have to have a permit that they are required to get…We have to follow by the state health guidelines. They have to have a permit if they’re going to do the lemonade stand.”
Sandi Evans, the girls’ mother, thought the police response was ridiculous. She stated that “they’re just trying to make money for their own cause.” More
When asked if the sisters could give free lemonade away at a booth in their font yard and accept donations, Carter replied, “I don’t guess that would be illegal.