Letter: Disappointed That ‘No Commerce’ Rule at Pop Up Park Will Affect ‘Young Entrepreneur Fair’


To whom it may concern,

I am very disappointed to hear that the Young Entrepreneur Fair is being changed on Sunday to reflect “no commerce.”

My children have been so excited for this opportunity, working endless hours all year, to develop and create beautiful products. They worked together to pool their savings, and purchase supplies for running this business. They created matching t-shirts to wear, business cards, created beautiful displays for which to highlight their products, and shopping bags for their customers.
What a disappointment to have to tell them that they will no longer make that money back, nor make any profit for which they were donating to St. Jude’s.

Aside from creating a sense of pride in the children, from the development to the final sale, the Young Entrepreneur Fair also taught the kids cost, mark-up and retail pricing.

This was totally taken away from them.

Please reconsider bringing back the Young Entrepreneur Fair, that was so exciting for them last year, which includes commerce. To be able to earn enough money and donate themselves directly to the children at St. Jude’s will foster generosity and empathy.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Traci Pascarella

3 thoughts on “Letter: Disappointed That ‘No Commerce’ Rule at Pop Up Park Will Affect ‘Young Entrepreneur Fair’

  1. I couldn’t agree more with Traci’s letter above! Please reconsider this recent ruling and allow commerce for our young entrepreneurs!

  2. Entrepreneurship teaches lifelong interpersonal and business skills. In less than ideal circumstances this year, it teaches resilience in face of adversity and the ability to take a leap of faith and follow your dream. We are reaching out to the community and hope they will come to the event and leave inspired.

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