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Mother To Advocate For Kids Lemonade Stands In Denver

DENVER (CBS4) - A mother in Denver wants to change a law after her children's lemonade stand was shut down in May.

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The city shut it down because the family did not have the necessary permits.

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CBS4's Shaun Boyd interviews Jennifer Knowels. (credit: CBS)

Jennifer Knowles admits the stand violated city codes, but since then, she started a petition to change local laws to make it easier for kids to start lemonade stands.

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Jennifer Knowles (credit: CBS)

"I'm Jennifer Knowles, a local Denver mom taking a stand for her kids to make lemonade stands safe and legal for our kids," she said Monday night. "I'm trying to make lemonade stands take a voice for the kids and stand up and create positive change to create lemonade stands legal across my community and ultimately across the country."

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If you want to set up a lemonade stand you need a permit similar to hot dog, peanut and sunflower seed vendors outside Coors Field.

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