The efforts of some pint-sized merchants will have some charitable payoffs after another successful Early Childhood farmers market at Lamplighter School.
At the two-day event, students sold crops, popcorn, garden markers, and maracas from their Spanish class, while faculty and staff members at the school used pennies to shop.
Although a beneficiary hasn’t been chosen yet, the proceeds from a similar sale during the fall semester went to Toys for Tots. Those who made a donation this time received a free hand-painted garden pot decorated by a student.
“The kids looked like they were having a lot of fun while they were learning,” said Kim Raschke, Lamplighter associate director of annual giving, whose hands were full after buying four potatoes, some lettuce, herbs, a bird feeder, maracas, a garden marker, and a pot. “I was not planning to buy maracas, but thanks to the persistent sales skills of one of the girls, I walked away with one.”