Monday, March 29, 2010

Hawthorne Lemonade Day?

photo by Bryan Thao Worra

So, if you're the kind of person who likes to wake up early, this Thursday at the Hawthorne Huddle they're showing off the plans for Twin Cities Lemonade Day, which is apparently a national event to show our kids how to become the entrepreneurs of the future and to remember to give back to the community. This is a big project from the Liemandt Foundation, whose believe no situation or person is hopeless. Does this mean we're going to see a bunch of lemonade stands popping up all over the city for a day, or something more? Lemonade in May beats a lot of other things that we could be selling out here, that's for sure. You can get a sense of it all at:

There's still opportunities to become a sponsor, a volunteer, a participant or member of the Youth Leadership Committee. The Hawthorne Huddle is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Farview Park at 621 29th Avenue North. And you can nosh on a continental breakfast, too!


Patrick said...

The City of Minneapolis Code of Ordinances is perfectly clear, a proprietor needs a license to operate food stands in the City and needs to meet certain sanitary minimums.

I intend to call 311 on every lemonade stand I see.

la_vie_en_rose said...

Obviously, Patrick thinks he is God's gift to comedy.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

This is what tends to happen when city inspectors shut down kids' lemonade stands.

Patrick, I suspect you're just disagreeing with other posts on this blog where we are pushing bad actors to meet some basic standards. If you really do go out of your way to make calls on lemonade stands, let me know how that works out for you.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a real life lesson here. Let them work all day, then they turn over all their cash to some government official who specifies exactly how their stand must be made and how their lemonade must be made. Then that official gives back .60 for every dollar made to show then how much they really have to live on in the real world.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

Or how about this, from "Fuzzy Memories" by Jack Handey?

"When I was about ten years old, we set up a lemonade stand on the sidewalk in front of our house. But we didn't sell many glasses, and after a few hours, we took it down. I think that was the first time I realized the world doesn't give a damn about you or anything you do."

(sharing this because I sense a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor from Anon 7:33)

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:33 it would be even more real if they took the .40 and gave it to the drunk guy who called the kids losers all day for working.

MeganG. said...

Super-Cop Mark Klukow is helping to promote Twin Cities Lemonade Day - there is a facebook page here.

A few years ago, Officer Mark and other dedicated street cops from the 4th precinct set up some lemonade stands in the rough and tumble heart of Hawthorne to reach out to the community.

Anybody know where Lt. Gwen is these days? She is one of the best cops I've ever seen. Can we get her back in the 4th?

Johnny Northside said...

To Patrick: Yeah, call 311 on the lemonade stands so the kids can sell some beverages to the city inspectors and maybe even the Mayor who might show up for a photo op.

Let's all just make sure those kids are safe from all the creepy Level Three sex offender sickos the Department of Corrections has concentrated in my neighborhood, in violation of the statute, with particular blame to be directed at Bobbie Chevalier-Jones, who was supposed to be keeping Peter Rickmyer well supervised.

Yeah, I just had to bring that up.

Patrick said...


How do you know that his PO placed him here in NoMi?

And I'm sorry John, you may think I'm a stick in the mud for insisting on strict compliance with City Ordinances from everyone, even children; but, I think the best way to revitalize NoMi is through the firm guiding hand of municipal law. Only if we all work together to follow a strict set of rules will we create the urban utopia we seek.

Even though we may disagree about this issue, I appreciate your great journalism.

Anonymous said...

Patrick is a dork, at best.

Bryan Thao Worra said...

Well, when life hands you lemons, make a multinational fruit conglomerate determined to rule the world. :)