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Join us at the SPARK Holiday Market!

The Calcasieu Parish School Board has announced that the public is invited to the CPSB Advanced Studies Department’s 10th annual Holiday Market on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The Vendors are made up of 120 4th and 5th grade gifted students who will be selling handmade products crafted through the Power Play Young Entrepreneurs educational program which helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

At the event, all elementary gifted centers across the parish will be coming together to provide an evening of entrepreneurship for students.

Through Power Play, students gain real-life career experience by exploring the world of business, and as they build their own independent business ventures, they learn to set and achieve goals, conduct market research and complete advertising and branding exercises.

A portion of profits will be donated to a local charity of the student’s choice.

The event is set to take place at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.