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Kid’s Entrepreneur Day set for July 18

By Staff | Jul 10, 2015

Kids Entrepreneur Day will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 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 artwork, crafts, food, jewelry 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.”

Sol Lucia Aguilar, an eight year old from Shepherdstown, is a young, local entrepreneur. She’s the creator of Sol’s Sunny Stop, a small business of fresh-squeezed, homemade lemonade. Sol Lucia sold her drinks at last year’s Kid Entrepreneur Day and did exceptionally well. “I love being responsible for everything – making the lemonade, handling all the money and deciding what I want to do with the money too,” Sol Lucia says. She also donates a percentage of her profits to Alex’s Lemonade Stand – a well-known organization that raises money for the research and treatment of various childhood cancers.

“I loved watching her do this all on her own. She thought of the idea, made a plan for execution, and even came up with the idea to donate some of the proceeds to charity,” says Sol Lucia’s mom, Molly Humphreys. “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 everything they need for the day, including their products, change for customers, as well as a table, chairs and tent if they wish.

The $20 vendor fee has been waived thanks to event and community 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.

Morgan’s Grove Market is located at 3988 Kearneysville Pike in Shepherdstown. For more information about Morgan’s Grove Market, visit www.Facebook.com/MorgansGroveMarket.