Sometimes it’s good to have friends in higher places. Especially when you are a child trying to earn 50 cents selling lemonade to your neighbors. It seems that there has been a rash of local authorities coming down on these children’s stands because they don’t have a permit! Really?
Well, these little stands now have a savior coming to their rescue! Country Time Lemonade announced a program to pay for any fines these little entrepreneurs may incur because their local authority didn’t get their permit fee. The company, owned by Kraft Heinz, will pay up to $300 for any lemonade stand, run by children under the age of 14, that incurs a fine. They will also cover the costs of any permits needed this year for these stands.
The company said that when life hands you a lemon, “you should be able to make and share lemonade with the neighborhood without legal implications.” The company decided to implement the program after doing some research and finding out that these fines were not just an “urban myth.” That’s enough for me to patronize my local lemonade stand for some Country Time Lemonade!