Friday, June 15, 2018

'Tis the Season. . .

Last week, I spotted a lemonade stand on a neighborhood sidewalk, but to Maxine's dismay,  I highly doubt the little ones manning the stand were spiking the drinks.

Some communities are requiring permits for the small stands because they've had complaints by local businesses. Country Time Lemonade's Legal-Ade program sounds interesting, but I wonder if it's more of a PR stunt than an actual program.

I rarely stop and purchase from the young entrepreneurs. Do you?


14 comments:

  1. I've got pictures of my son't sitting in front of their little lemonade stand decades ago. I don't think they made any money but they had fun setting it all up. Maybe the kids in the neighborhood bought a cup for a dime. I don't think I would drink anything kids made though. Being a teacher I knew all too well where those little hands have been.

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  2. I haven't stopped at the ones I've seen the past couple of summers, but it's mainly because I was driving by on the way somewhere.

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  3. With our tempt averaging 105 it is too hot here to have them.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Permits for small children to have a lemonade stand? We were just talking with friends last night that you have to have a permit for absolutely everything anymore. Once in a while I will stop and buy lemonade or Kool-Aid from the children. I rarely drink it because I don’t know what they put in it, but I want to support their entrepreneuring spirit.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  5. Ha! I might pull over if it were spiked!! I rarely see kids selling at the side of the road these days, and the last time I did (3 years ago???) it was on the opposite side of the street from where I was driving.

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  6. I only purchase if I know the sellers. We don't see a lot around here.
    Though last year some neighbourhood girls were walking around trying to sell nailpolish.

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  7. I like to support any child who wants to work and learn about money. What I do not like is parents who peddle items for their kids (i.e. girl scout cookies, raffle tickets, donations...etc.). Let the kids do it.

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  8. I Always stop for the lemonade stands. But I can't handle fake sugars. So I ask them and they usually have no idea if they used diet or sugar lemonade. So I just take the product and dump it later.......
    People in our old town always linked their garage sales with their kids selling lemonade

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  9. I did it when I was a kid-I've never seen one around here, though; maybe in the suburbs but not in the country.

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  10. Like you, I rarely purchase, although last month I did buy a snow cone from a child's stand.

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  11. Other than the Girl Scouts having cookie stands, I haven't seen kids selling anything. I ALWAYS buy some cookies (even though they aren't that good AND they cost and arm and a leg).

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  12. I don't see a lot of that around here. I do see the go getter high school clubs doing bake sales. I usually buy something they've made an effort to individually wrap just to give them some support.

    I like a lemonade stand too. Esp. if it looks like the goods were made w/a little oversight and cleanliness ;)

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  13. We have quite a few lemonade stands here, and I think it's a great thing for kids to do. I've heard about the licensing in some places. How ridiculous!

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  14. Yes we usually stop sometimes for Lemonade and sometimes to just donate:)

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