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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kids Lemonade Stand At U.S. Open Fined $500 and Shut Down by County

Do we live in a free country?? No, we do not. - Reggie

BETHESDA, Md (WUSA) You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don't even dream of setting up a lemonade stand.

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.

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