Gardner School students try business, give to charity

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Mount Vista — The annual Gardner Market on May 30 saw students of the Gardner School of Arts & Sciences, a private nonprofit school at 16413 N.E. 50th Ave., open for business.

Kindergartners through middle schoolers were real-life entrepreneurs for the day, making money by providing services, creating food products or designing some homemade items for sale.

A total of $1,160.90 was raised and then evenly split between local and global charities: $580.45 each went to Share and to Water is Life.

"The selection of the yearly charity is made through voting and part of the discussion is talking about what each charity does and the effective use of donated monies by each group," teacher Jackie Taylor said.