It happened across the Potomac, in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most far-Left counties on the East Coast (WUSA 9).
A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd., right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.
"This gentleman from the county is now telling us because we don't have a vendors license, the kids won't be allowed to sell their lemonade," Carrie Marriott told us, her voice trembling.
The kids can't seem to understand it. "I don't agree, I think the county is wrong." "We're sending the money to charity."
Since the Government of Montgomery County has nothing better to do but punish children raising money for charity and learning about business, I have an idea.
If you're a parent in the county who thinks this is appalling and would like to help the Marriott and Augustine families out, I propose county-wide lemonade stands by outraged parents to stick your collective tongues out at this absurdity, and help pay this ridiculous fine these families have to pay.