If there is one thing that is synonymous with summertime, it's lemonade.
Children strapped for cash hang up paper signs and pass out plastic cups to neighbors in hopes of making a little cash. It's a tradition that's spanned generations and has, in recent years, grabbed national headlines for something not so sweet.
More and more in the last decade police and local code enforcement officials have closed lemonade stands when kids and parents were unable to produce proper permits and health department licenses. (Tweet this).
This summer, Overton, Texas made news when sisters Zoey and Andria Green had their lemonade stand shut down by local police. Despite negotiations and an officer waiving the $150 city permit fee, the burgeoning business remained closed because of state regulations on refrigerated beverages.