MONTVILLE, NJ – On Saturday the William Mason School will be transformed into a vibrant market where over 30 elementary school students will sell their wares from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school's second annual TREP$ Marketplace.

TREP$, short for entrepreneurs, is an education program that teaches about entrepreneurship and is designed to serve as an inspiration for young people to think creatively and put their ideas into action by creating their very own business. Through a series of after school workshops the students learn how to operate their own business. The program covers topics like product development, marketing, sales, customer service and handling money. The marketplace is the culmination of the program. 

For this event, the program was open to fifth grade students at William Mason. According to TREP$ co-chair Sue Eagan, there will be nearly 30 different businesses featured this year selling a variety of products and services, including baked goods such as brownies, ice cream, chocolate covered Oreos, pudding, and jolly rancher cups, spa products such as body scrubs, lip balm, bath bombs and soaps, LEGO themed items, stress balls, slime, artwork, paracord bracelets, decorative shoe laces, dog walking, sun catchers, organic ornaments, pens, candles, phone cases and jewelry. TREP$ Marketplace is a CASH ONLY establishment. 

The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the TREP$ Marketplace on Saturday to support these young business entrepreneurs. It’s a great place to do some shopping for oneself or others while supporting and celebrating the accomplishments of these proud, young entrepreneurs. William Mason is located at 5 Shawnee Trail in Montville.