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In parallel to the initiatives of looking towards setting a foundation for the next generation with actions from entities such as the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and others organizations and businesses in the area, another successful year with the 23rd Annual Kid’s Day in downtown Jasper took place this past Saturday.

Kid’s Day Coordinator, Ann Knies from Chocolate Bliss who has been in business for over 11 years explains the event and how it specifically targets the youngest of our town.20160924_141610

The Kid’s Day is made for kindergarten through 12th grade school students to buy, sell, or trade their goods they made or hand-crafted. One of Jasper young entrepreneurs, Sarah Buechler, of Sarah ‘s Origami shared why she decided to participate in Kid’s Day.

20160924_142941Buechler also did a business trade with Maya Uebelhor and Norah Desser of Magnet Friends as they chose from Sarah’s Origami.

Other local young vendors at the event were a group of young entrepreneurs who shared their table and together provided a variety of items. A member of the community, Abby Troutman,who appreciates to shop local and is also the mother of Mallory and Jillian Troutman from the group of vendors, describes the importance of shopping local.

Troutman is in the marketing department with Kimball and also noted that an event such as this is important to show children skills of interacting with customers, dealing with money, and generally how to use interpersonal characteristic of customers service and working together.

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