Homeschoolers put their lessons into action.
By JENNIFER GARREAU
The Homeschoolers group held their first ever Entrepreneurial Fair Friday, Aug. 1st at the Granary, where students set up a booth to sell a product or service. The fair took place over a three-hour time span and was attended by students, parents and community members.
Students sold a variety of items at the fair including homemade baked goods, handmade necklaces, lip balm, lotion, canned foods, soup and handmade note cards.
Lily and Jorgia Richards said they most enjoyed making the lotion and lip balms made out of all natural ingredients. Jorgia added, that the secret ingredient in her lip balm was chocolate chips.
The fair helps students learn, math, presentation and public speaking skills, and economics, said Lori Lachowitzer who organized the event. “It’s a great way for kids to learn how to make money,” she said. Prizes were given for creativity and uniqueness.
Lachowitzer said the group of approximately 30 families plans an activity for students every month. Their next events will be to attend Art in the Park in Lemmon and go roller skating at the Lodgepole Hall.
“It has been fun to meet new people and see what everyone else has to sell,” said homeschooler Bethany Gantt.