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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Entrepreneurs sprout at fairgrounds

  • The Mildred Litton Building was blooming with entrepreneurs yesterday (Wednesday) for the 4-H Entrepreneurship Market from 3 until 8 p.m. There were five booths set up with items to sell, each run by a 4-H member, each one selling a different item.
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  • The Mildred Litton Building was blooming with entrepreneurs yesterday (Wednesday) for the 4-H Entrepreneurship Market from 3 until 8 p.m. There were five booths set up with items to sell, each run by a 4-H member, each one selling a different item.
    Amanda Waits sold both hanging jewels and feed tote bags. Waits said that her mother came across the design for the tote bags in a magazine, and the two decided to make them. The tote bags are made out of recycled plastic feed bags that are sewn together. It was Waits, however, that came up with the idea for the hanging jewels.
    "I actually looked at Hy-Vee and saw them in the garden area, and thought it would be neat to make," Waits said.
    She said she picked the different colors to create the hanging jewel decorations and thought it would be a good idea for a project.
    "At first I started making them for fun, and then I heard about selling stuff here, so I decided to do it," Waits said.
    Rachel Jacobs sold neck coolers, which are made of fabric sewn together that, once soaked in water, ties around the neck to keep it cool. Inside each fabric neck cooler is a packet of absorbent beads taken out of diaper padding, which keeps the water inside the fabric. Jacobs said her mother came up with the idea after seeing it on Pinterest first, and they began making them together after she learned to sew.
    Also sold at the market were paracord bracelets made by Jaeden Sears. He made the bracelets for himself and his friends before he decided to sell them at the market.
    "I watched a YouTube video and started making them," Sears said. "I started doing it for fun."
    Kristalyn Peel sold her bottle cap jewelry and magnets. She has been making these creations for nearly two years, and got the idea from her aunt. The two made magnets and jewelry together, then she sold them in the bazaar last year. So far, Peel has made over $400 in selling her bottle cap creations in the past two years.
    Joselyn Alkire showed her garden produce, Terryn Dodson sold customizable charm bracelets and Therese Taylor had a table for show, pet and meat rabbits.

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