Believe it or not, two kids who were trying to sell lemonade to buy their father a Father's Day present were shut down by authorities in the great state of Texas. Apparently they need to have not one, but TWO permits to sell their lemonade. If that’s happening in Texas, how far gone has America become? Regulations are absolutely out of control - and it needs to stop.
Andria and Zoey Green set up the stand to make $105 to buy their dad's gift, but were told they needed a "peddler's permit" and a permit from the health department.
KLTV reported, "Texas House Bill 970, or the Texas Baker's Bill, prohibits the sale of food which requires time or temperature control to prevent spoilage. Since lemonade technically must be refrigerated to prevent the growth of bacteria, by law, the girls can not sell it without an inspection and permit."
Glenn couldn't believe it.
"If you're living in a small town, you put up a lemonade stand and say arrest me. Arrest me. I want to go to jail. My kids want to go to jail," Glenn said.
"And before you do it, tell us so we can have our cameras there," Stu said.
"Yes!" Glenn said.
On the bright side, TheBlaze reported that the girls were able to re-open the stand using a loophole. By giving away the lemonade for free and only accepting donations, the stand is now open for business. The sisters plan to donate the money to a high school sports scholarship fund.
What about the money for the Father's Day gift? The tickets they wanted to buy bring the family to Splash Kingdom ended up being donated by the park when the story broke.