Carlisle Elementary students host product fair

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Fifth- and sixth-grade gifted and talented students from Carlisle Elementary showcased their products Thursday night, Dec. 5, in the third-annual product fair at the elementary school cafeteria.

Students were asked to create a product, develop a business plan on overall cost and profit made, and then market and sell their product. During the product fair, the public was able to sample and view products before purchasing or placing an order with the students.

Products showcased during the event included:

•Beautiful Infinity by Izzy Blair and Jana Tarter – Fun scarves made from recycled t-shirts that are sure to match any outfit

•B.L.O.B. by Konner Elmore– Squishable, squashable, colorful goo guaranteed to keep kids entertained

•Classy Coaster by Gauge Shaw – Handmade coasters that add a decorative touch and protect your furniture

•Denim Diva by Savannah Schafer – Cute and creative purses handmade with recycled jeans and colorful belts

•Doggie Delights by Grace Staton – Homemade dog treats available in Bad Breath Bits and Crispy Bacon flavors

•Drew’s Awesome Loofahs by Drew Sanders – Washcloth pouches that store soap, available in various colors and patterns

•Glitter Globes by Bailey Crump and Katie Faucett – Custom designed globes filled with glitter and a variety of figurines to show your personality and match your décor

•Glo Doh by Zachary Frank and McKinley Ricks – glow in the dark dough that can be played with 24 hours a day

•Happy Beads by Embry Thornton – Colorful creations such as barrettes, ornaments, key chains, all made of melted beads

•Lovable Learning Laces by Rachel Means – Step by step book with pictures that teaches children many ways to weave their shoelaces into unique designs

•ME Magnets by Maggie Clark and Evie Freeby – Personalized magnets created to match any décor or cheer on your favorite team

•Mini’s Delicious Donuts by Josie Fortner – Tasty donuts available in a variety of flavors with an assortment of toppings…SHHH, don’t tell the kids: they have less than 15 carbs! So compared to other donuts, they aren’t as unhealthy for you!

•Pencil Pockets by Leigh Ann Wolfe – Fashionable pencil pouches that can be clipped to backpacks or belts and will hopefully keep you warning free

•Team Tree Treasures by Jayleigh Sage and Meyah Stovesand – Unique ornaments that show the Bison spirit while sprucing up your Christmas tree

•Wash’er Worriez Away by Audrey Fortner and Caty Parker – Personalized necklaces made of scrapbook paper and washers with a cross on the back reminding customers to pray their worries away

Prior to the event, Debbie Reaves and Cody Snider of BancorpSouth in Carlisle judged each anonymous business plan. The top three awards received at the product fair were given solely on the business plan. This year, another award was added for best booth display.

Awarded first place was Josie Fortner with Mini’s Delicious Donuts. Second place went to Audrey Fortner and Caty Parker with Wash’er Worriez Away. Third place was Drew Sanders with Drew’s Awesome Loofahs. The award for Best Booth Display went to Savannah Schafer with Denim Diva.

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