New Danger – Lemonade Stands

The AP reports, “An officer told Abigail Krutsinger‘s father Friday that she couldn’t run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville. RAGBRAI is The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which ended Saturday.”

Little Krutsinger was clever in setting up a lemonade stand for an event that would naturally drive up the demand for her product. A bike race requires constant hydration and she decided to fulfill a need in the marketplace.

Of course we don’t want to teach responsibility, entrepreneurship, confidence and independence to our kids. That would be wrong. Not without permission. You see; A city ordinance says food vendors must apply for a permit and get a health inspection.

… to protect the health and safety of the public.

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