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Little Girls’ Lemonade Stand Shut Down By Texas Police, For No Permit

Thu, June 11, 2015 12:21pm EDT by 7 Comments
Texas Lemonade Stand Shut Down
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Sorry girls — no permit, no lemonade stand! Two little girls from Texas were hoping to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad by opening a lemonade stand. That was until police shut them down for not having a $150 permit!

Andria Green, 8, and her kid sis Zoey, 7, have every right to be sour. The two little girls who reside in Overton, Texas, set out to raise money for their dad’s Father’s Day gift, by innocently opening a fun lemonade stand. What wound up happening next is mind-boggling.


If you were in the Overton, Texas, and found yourself quite parched, we’re sorry, but don’t count on finding a lemonade stand. Two young sisters we innocently trying  to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad by operating a lemonade stand. Yes, something almost every child in America loves to do during the summer.

“We were trying to raise some money to take our dad to Splash Kingdom,” Andria told KLTV. But sadly, her stand only lasted long enough for her to raise $25 out of the $100 needed for tickets.

The girl’s stand wasn’t asking for big bucks either. Zoey told the outlet, “We had kettle corn and lemonade. The lemonade was for 50 cents and the kettle corn was a dollar, but if you got both it was a dollar.” Come on, that’s a great deal!

“I think that’s ridiculous. I think they’re 7 and 8, and they’re just trying to make money for their own cause,” said the girls’ mother, Sandi Evans.

Police Chief Clyde Carter stands by the decision that his staff made and stated, “It is a lemonade stand, but they also have a permit that they are required to get.” He also added, “We have to follow by the state health guidelines. They have to have a permit if they’re going to do the lemonade stands.”

It’s unclear is a pesky neighbor had called and complained, how else would the officers stumble upon this stand? One may never know.

Hopefully Andria and her sidekick sis Zoey, will have better luck this weekend when they set up the lemonade stand again. Don’t worry, it won’t get shut down a second time, because the will only be accepting donations. Such entrepreneurs!

HollywoodLifers — what do you think about this story? Are the cops cruel or were they just doing their job? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Brittany King