Children’s Business Fair Showcases Bright Minds


Despite the rain, the Acton Children's Business Fair had a good turnout on April 27, with 57 entrepreneurs, ages 5 to 16, representing 45 businesses. An estimated 400 people attended the event at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church in Arnold.

Maryland Curiosity Lab distributed six awards of $50 each for the most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation in two age categories. The winners were Clare Schieffer (age 5) of Clare's Shell Art (painted oyster shells), Juliette Partawi (age 9) of Essential Scents (essential oils and perfumes), Zoey Sowles (age 9) of Have a Date! (selling baked goods, including chocolate-covered dates), Eva Donkoh (age 11) of Eva's Custom Library (personalized children's books and cookbooks), Ripley Schiavone (age 11) of Ripley's Worm Farm (both candy and real worms for sale!), and Levi Brewster (age 16) of Evergreen Outpost (handmade knives and leather goods).

Sponsors included Maryland Curiosity Lab, Broadneck Pharmacy, Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Allstate, Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, Macaroni Kid, ArtFarm Studios, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, LogoZone Promotions, TGA Annapolis, DodgeArrows Annapolis, and Chesapeake BayPaddle.


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