Kids Told ‘It’s Illegal’ to Sell Lemonade Without a Permit

Kids Told ‘It’s Illegal’ to Sell Lemonade Without a Permit

Really Texas?  You? We expect this over-regulatory nonsense from New York and California, but you we expect better of. Apparently in Texas, it’s illegal for kids to sell lemonade without a permit.  I wish I was kidding.


Two young sisters with an “entrepreneurial spirit” set up a lemonade stand in Overton, Texas, to raise money for their dad’s Father’s day gift, their mom said.

But Andria and Zoey Green’s business closed abruptly Monday after police came by to tell them their stand was illegal without a city Peddler’s Permit, according to Overton Police Department Chief Clyde Carter.

“It’s illegal to sell lemonade without a permit,” Carter told ABC News today. “But we didn’t tell them to shut down, we just asked them to get a permit.”

They weren’t told to shut down.  They were just told to get a permit.  No, seriously. That’s what they were told.  So now instead of charging for lemonade, they are just going to ask for donations. Apparently that is legal.

Texas, I can’t even look at you right now.

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