• Free Patriot Press
...make lemonade – though selling said lemonade may land you in jail if you don't have government permission; and by “you” I'm including your children.
On July 29, 2010 at the “Last Thursday” monthly art fair in Northeast Portland, Oregon Julie Murphy a 7 year old girl had her lemonade stand shut down and her mother threatened with a $500 fine for failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license. After seeing what happened to young Julie “The Lemonade Revolt!” was born and many vendors at the August “Last Thursday” event gave away lemonade.
Since then children have had lemonade stands shut down across the country. One of Alex's Lemonade Stands was shut down in Philadelphia – Alex’s Lemonade was founded by little Alex Scott who set up a “lemonade stand to raise money to find a cure for kids with cancer--while bravely battling her own” – for failing to have a permit to operate, or a hand-washing station.
A lemonade stand was shut down after a Montgomery County, Maryland inspec
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