Boy raises $25,000 for WWII vets, city fines him for his efforts8/10/2012
Twelve-year-old Justin Peterson has raised more than $25,000 for the Honor Flight Program, an organization that flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. — at no cost to the vets — to see the war memorials. Last weekend, the Chewelah, Wash., boy was selling hamburgers during one of his regular fundraisers when he was rewarded with a $170 fine from a health inspector. A Tri County Health District spokesman said the boy didn't have the proper permit to sell food and that it wouldn't cut Justin any "slack" just because of his charitable efforts. Fortunately for both Peterson and the vets, the health department’s board members agreed to pay the fine for him. [Source]
Was the city right to fine Justin?