CEDAR GROVE, NJ – On Sunday Cedar Grove High School gym will be transformed into a vibrant market where more than 120 middle school students will sell their wares from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 6th Annual TREP$ Marketplace.
TREP$, short for entrepreneurs, is an education program that teaches about entrepreneurship. Through a series of after school workshops the students learn how to operate their own business. The program covers topics like product development, marketing, sales, customer service and handling money. The marketplace is the culmination of the program.
The program is open to students at Memorial Middle School in grades fifth through eighth and sponsored by the MMS Family School Association. According to TREP$ co-chair Michele Mega, there will be approximately 95 different businesses featured this year selling a variety of products and services, including baked goods, book marks, lip scrub, dog treats, key chains, coasters, pillows and jewelry. There will also be games to play, a variety of food and candy for sale and lots, lots more. TREP$ Marketplace is a CASH ONLY establishment.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in the CGHS auditorium featuring the Cedar Grove Mayor and Town Council, the Board of Education and other dignitaries. All are welcome to attend.
Banner sponsor for this year’s marketplace is Rare Steakhouse and the sign sponsor is Above the Boards. This year’s program was facilitated by teachers Miss Johnson, Miss Angione, Ms. Vanderwolk and Mrs. Cecire. The TREP$ is chaired by Mega, Trish Wilson, Maria Adubato, Jennifer Warkentin, Kim Cicala, Doreene Weiner, Dave LaSala and Dee Dee Carpinelli.