Treasure Valley kids who get busted for not having a permit may not have to shut down that lemonade stand after all.  There's a national team that's ready to jump in and clear up issues with lemonade stand permits and fees, and it may spare kids a lot of tears and shattered dreams this summer.  

Any child that gets a fine this summer for running a lemonade stand without a permit can have his or her parent apply for reimbursement from Country Time Lemonade.

A parent or guardian has to take care of the details and upload a picture of the child's permit or fine, and include a short story about what the lemonade stand means to the kiddo. All of that will be reviewed by the Legal-Ade team and if it complies with their terms, the family gets the exact amount to cover the permit or fine, up to $300.00.  All of the details are at CountryTimeLegalAde.com.

Lemonade stands can be a quick way for kids to earn a few bucks toward some summer fun, and parents love 'em because they help kids channel that entrepreneurial spirit.  But are they a thing of the past?

Because of worries over permits and fees and potential food-borne illnesses with the homemade goods, it seems like all of the rules and regulations have squashed the sugar high.  Plus, making the stand itself, and the sign and all of that lemonade -- well, it's a lot of work!  I haven't seen one stand in my neighborhood in the past few years.

We'll see if Country Time Lemonade can change that.

All of the permitting rules for "Temporary Merchants" in Boise can be found HERE.  The kids might grow up to be restaurant owners after this.  Or lawyers!