Running a lemonade stand has always been a kid's way to gain business experience while having fun! Especially during the summer, when temperatures are scorching.
However, there have been several recent incidents of kids getting busted for running lemonade stands without a selling permit. I know what you're thinking...come on, they're just kids! Well the cost of getting a permit to sell lemonade outside of your house is $25 for the application, and $100 for a one-day fee.
Well if your child is fined for their lemonade stand with, one company is promising that this summer will be different. Country Time, the brand that makes powdered lemonade drink mixes, is introducing Legal-Ade, a division of their company that will defend kids’ right to a lemonade stand. The will also help to straighten out lemonade stand-related permits and fines. Isn't that amazing!?
Any child that is fined for running a lemonade stand without a permit can have his or her parent apply for reimbursement. To apply, a parent or guardian just needs to upload an image of the child's permit or fine, along with a description of what the lemonade stand means to your child. The submission will be reviewed by the Legal-Ade team and if it complies with their terms, you will receive the exact amount to cover the permit or fine, up to $300.00.
Yes, even celebrity kids get fined for their lemonade stands. The 12-year-old son of Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld found out back in 2015 when his stand was shut down due to a village code that prohibits "peddling," People reported.
That is so incredibly sweet and empowering. Teaching our youth that no matter the obstacles in life, if you really set your mind to something, you can accomplish it AND that there are people out there who will always have your back.