Outrageous Texas Police Shut Down Lemonade Stand Over Lack of Permit
Two Texas girls’ sweet attempt at raising money was quickly soured when the police shut down their lemonade stand.
Overton police told Andria and Zoey Green that they needed to get a permit to sell the lemonade.
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The two sisters, aged 7 and 8, had been trying to raise $105 to take their dad to Splash Kingdom for Father’s Day, but police shut down their operation about an hour after they opened the stand.
"We were there for about an hour and the police department came, a code enforcement officer and the chief, she called me to the side and said we needed a permit," [mom] Sandi Evans said. Peddlers permit first, the city though agreed to waive the $150 fee for the girls. The health department would have a bigger problem.
"It is a lemonade stand, but they also have a permit that they are required to get," Overton Police Chief Clyde Carter said.
Luckily, Splash Kingdom has given them the passes for free.
Donations have since poured in for the little girls, but the family says they will donate that money to scholarships.