On July 17, I posted a story about three girls who had a lemonade stand that was shut down by the Midway police
After some national attention, the girls are going to reopen their business, inside the water park they were trying to earn money for.
But the girls will get their sweet taste of success on Sunday, when they’ll have the opportunity not just to go to the Summer Waves, but to sell lemonade inside the park.
“I heard about the story from a local vendor,” Jekyll Island’s general manager Steve Sharpe told Foxnews.com. “”I’m a father of three and have been in the restaurant and concession business my whole life, so the story tugged at my heartstrings a little bit.”
Sharpe invited the girls to spend the day, free of charge, at the water park, where they will be provided with their very own lemonade stand built by the Summer Waves maintenance staff.
Good for them, Right? Maybe.
Part of running a business is the preparing, making the stand, gathering all the stuff maintaining the product. sitting for hours hoping someone will stop by and drop their 50 cents, then the clean up afterward. There is a lot of hard work that goes in to starting and running a business, and these girls are being denied that. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad these young business owners are getting their chance; just a little concerned at the message that is being sent to other young people who might try this.
I hope you read the entire story I found this at the end:
And it’s unclear if the girls are out of the woods just yet.
The Midway Police Department wouldn’t comment on the Midway Lemonade Girls’ case, nor would the municipal court clerk.
“There is an investigation going on for some criminal activity and we are not allowed to comment,” court clerk Donna Davis told Foxnews.com.
Three girls where selling lemonade without permits, the police chief shut them down. That should be the end of it. Now there is an investigation? In to what, tax fraud?