NORTH WEBSTER — The Kosciusko County Kids’ Business Fair was again hosted by the North Webster Community Center on Saturday, June 27, after being postponed in March.
Young entrepreneurs in kindergarten through eighth grade set up a business booth in the gymnasium and the public came in to buy their products, goods and services. Judges also visited each booth and interviewed the business owners.
Cash prizes were given in three categories for each age group. The age groups were kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, and sixth to eighth grade. The three categories were highest business potential, best presentation and most original idea.
In addition, the Don Minear Memorial Award is handed out to a young entrepreneur who exhibits an exceptional amount of hard work in preparation of this event. Minear passed away a couple of years ago and was passionate about this event which he supported. This annual event is scheduled each March.
Without the support of the sponsors, this event would not be possible. For 2020, the sponsors were Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, Inc., Trump Realty LLC, Warsaw Orthodontics, Jackson Oil and Solvents Inc., and Sue Ann Mitchell.
Volunteer judges this year were Jenna Williamson, Sue Ann Mitchell, Chris Francis, Ella Williamson, Sherie Sumpter, Linda Clark, Kevin Clark and Kathy Ritzenthaler.