After police in Overton, Texas, shut down two girls' lemonade stand because they didn't have the proper permits to sell food, the local community came together.
Last week, we reported on the Green sisters from Overton who were told their lemonade stand was illegal in the State of Texas. Well, the law might not have been on their side, but the story went viral, and the good people of Texas came together to support these two little girls, ages 7 and 8.
This past weekend, the girls opened their lemonade stand, but instead of charging a set price for their kettle corn and lemonade, they reportedly accepted donations.
The purpose of the lemonade stand was allegedly to raise money to buy their father a Father’s Day present. They wanted to take him to a local amusement park, Splash Kingdom, and the park ticket fees cost $105.
To their surprise, two radio stations broadcasted from the lemonade stand, TV stations came out, and even a local motorcycle group was in attendance to help direct traffic.
When it comes to donations, Andria and Zoey Green got more than they could have imagined:
Splash Kingdom actually gave the girls free passes, and local radio stations gave the girls tickets to Six Flags.
Then the girls did something unexpected. Since they were able to accomplish their goal, any monetary donations they received on Saturday were collected and given to the Deana Rinehart and Felicia Roach Overton High School Sports Scholarship Fund.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Felicia Roach and Deana Rinehart were local women who lost their battle with cancer. The scholarship fund that was set up in their honor benefits Overton High School students who excel in sports.
Andria and Zoey Green are not the only ones to face state laws against lemonade stands.
In 2011 a group of kids who set up a lemonade stand outside the Congressional Country Club in Montgomery County, Maryland, were fined $500 for not having a vendor's permit.
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