Kid’s Entrepreneur Day planned
Kid’s Entrepreneur Day will take place on Saturday, July 26, at Morgan’s Grove Market, located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike in Shepherdstown. Organizers say the day was created to empower children to develop entrepreneurial skills by allowing them to sell their product at the market.
Market Manger Susie Wimer says that children 18 years and younger are eligible to participate. Wimer says ideas for kids include crafts, jewelry, artwork or services.
“It’s important for parents and the community to encourage and foster the growth of the entrepreneurial spirit in children,” says Wimer. “When children realize they can develop an idea, create a product, and sell it, it builds their confidence and self-esteem.”
Sadie Michelle, a 12-year-old from Martinsburg, is a young, local entrepreneur. Shes the creator of Bee in a Tree, a line of all natural, honey-based skin care products that includes lip balms, body butter and sugar scrub. Michelle sells her products privately to friends and family, at local event such as Panhandle Earth Day and breast cancer awareness events. She’s currently working on establishing an Etsy shop.
“I have loved watching her develop this business. She’s created the recipes and refined them all on her own,” says Michelle’s mom Levonne Pettway. “She loves knowing that she has a product that people enjoy and says she has a lot of fun doing it.”
Participants should be prepared to bring every thing they need for the day, including their products, change for customers, as well as a table, chairs and tent if they wish. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The $20 vendor fee has been waived thanks to event sponsor The Bavarian Inn.
To participate in Kids Entrepreneur Day at Morgan’s Grove Market, please contact Market Manager Susie Wimer at 304-582-7063 or SusieWimer@Yahoo.com.
Morgans Grove Market is located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike in Shepherdstown. For more information about Morgans Grove Market, visit www.Facebook.com/MorgansGroveMarket.