Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Middle School business committee is sponsoring a Buy Local Sale on Friday, Dec. 14 from 1-8 p.m. in the Toledo West Commons. West Side Montessori families can preview and shop at the sale from 1-4 p.m. After 4 p.m., the sale also will be open to the general public until 8 p.m. Admission is $2.
The Buy Local Sale will feature small business owners and local crafters selling their wares! Come support our local economy by buying local this holiday season. There will be a wide array of items for sale – something for everyone!
WSM Middle School students feel strongly about supporting our local economy. Students are responsible for: finding vendors, communicating with vendors, creating all forms used, advertising, selling items, set up, clean up, and all the financial aspects of the sale. The students learn to balance a checkbook, make business contacts, create scripts, and more! The money that is raised by our business students will be donated to local charities. They will research local charities and reveal their charity choices at graduation in May.
Students are also creating a Buy Local - Buy One Get One Free - coupon page this winter. Middle School will invite the local business contacts made through the sale to participate in the coupon page.
In addition, MS is searching for local business owners who are willing to be guest speakers this winter. If you, or anyone you know, is a business owner and is willing to speak with our Middle School students about the gifts and challenges of owning a business – email Mary Brandon at bWJyYW5kb25Ad3NtY3RvbGVkby5vcmc=.
Hope to see you at the sale on Friday, Dec. 14!
Also support Middle School's poinsettia sale! Orders due on Friday, Nov. 30. Download your order form and place your order today!