RISE & SHINE MARKET
To provide opportunities for area youth to gain entrepreneurial skills, the Rise and Shine Market was a project developed by a team including Beth Ford, Leigh Anne Hazelwood, Matilda Hunsicker, Kim Rakes, Sally Ann Rodgers, Sarah Sheppard, Rachel Van Sutphin and Steve Swartz. The market provides an opportunity for youth ages 8 – 18 to sell anything from produce and plants to fine arts and crafts. The first markets were held last July, August and September, and the Rise and Shine Market will continue to be held the second Saturday of each month during the summer and early fall. Virginia Cooperative Extension is taking the lead on sustaining the Rise and Shine market as part of its 4-H and youth programs.