By Jana Jones
Planning is underway for our annual Kids Day at the Johnson County Farmers Market. This year Kids Day isset for June 16. This day is set aside to spotlight young talent in our area. Clogging, playing music, singing, or even magic tricks will have a venue to shine. Elementary age through High School may participate in Kids Day at the Market.
Kids Day is also the day that we welcome Kids Art and Crafts. A special booth will be set up where children, along with a parent, may sell their handmade items with no booth fee. If there is enough interest we will also have a tent where children who are raising plants can sell their plant starts. This will help children learn the value of creating, growing, and entrepreneurship.
When children participate in the market there are many lessons that are learned. They learn the work it takes to set up a booth, to prepare their items for sale and develop their display. They learn how to exchange money and make change. They also learn how to interact with the public and talk about their creations. A price cannot be placed on the value of building self-esteem and a work ethic when efforts are rewarded with earning their own money.
The Farmers Market welcomes anyone who desires to participate in Kids Day to contact Jana Jones, JCFM manager at [email protected] or call 727-5725. You are also welcome to attend our annual vendor meeting/pot luck on April 9th in the basement of the Johnson County Farm Bureau at 5:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted and auditions schedule during the month of April. Space is limited. Please encourage your talented children friends to share their gift with us on Kids Day at the Market!