Today's social dilemma is coming from a news story that hit yesterday about young seven year old Brendan Mulvaney and his lemonade stand in Ballston Spa. Brendan, being an enterprising young man, set up a lemonade stand across from the Saratoga County fairgrounds. He was raising money for a trip to Disney and for charity when someone from the Department of Health shut him down stating he needed a permit. Brendan and his family was very upset. Then came word that the Department of Health apologized and said they don't get involved with lemonade stands. And then they reversed that and said there is a law on the books requiring lemonade stands to have a permit. Now Jim Tedisco is involved and wants to get that silly law off the books. Why is there a law anyway? I had a lemonade stand back in the day and no one ever thought of getting a permit. This poor kid thought he had gotten his mom and dad in trouble. So do you think the DOH did the right thing shutting him down, after all there is a law on the books. Or should they have just let him alone. He was merely selling lemonade trying to get to Disney. As someone who loves Disney, I'm behind him a hundred percent. So what do you think? Permits for lemonade stands, or just let kids be kids. I say let kids be kids. What about you? Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.
A Ballston Spa lemonade stand turns sour when seven year old Brendan Mulvaney is forced into closing. Tonight I’ll tell why his family says they were told he had to stop selling. Live @ 10/11. @WNYT #lemonadegate #lemonade #sourlemons pic.twitter.com/Vw5H0nSs7V— Brooke Kelly Selby (@brookekselby) July 29, 2018