Cleveland Park event to showcase young entrepreneurs

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Young entrepreneurs ages 6 to 14 will sell their homemade creations at an event Saturday in Cleveland Park — featuring “everything from animal books to poems, tomato plants and wiggly worms, homemade bread, iPhone screen repairs, and more,” according to a news release.

The Acton Children’s Business Fair of D.C. is an annual event, sponsored by the Acton Academy Foundation, that seeks to light an “entrepreneurial spark” in its over 150 expected participants, a significant uptick from last year’s turnout of 42, organizer David Kirby said in the release. The outdoor event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 3400 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, and the best businesses in each age group will receive $50 prizes.

“We want kids to say, ‘I sold something and that was fun! I want to do this again!’” Kirby said in the release.

The fair was originally scheduled for this past weekend, but was delayed due to anticipated inclement weather.