CFN – There was a lot of good stuff to buy at the 5th Annual Ingleside Craft & Trade and Show this weekend held at the Rothwell Osnabruck school in Ingleside. Both the school gym and auditorium were jam packed with 62 different vendors selling everything from hand knitted mitts, delicious fudge and Christmas ornaments to oil paintings and hand made soap, just to mention a few. Of course there was also some terrific coffee, roasted and brewed by yours truly.
I was quite busy serving coffee to the patrons of the show but I did manage to get around and interview a few of the vendors, not all of them, but a few. My first interview was with an entrepreneur with tons of experience developing and marketing his product, and he’s only 13 years old. Justin Whittam-Geskes started making soap when he was only 10 years old after he traded some hand made jewellery for some soap moulds at a craft show. He found a basic recipe for soap on the internet and then started to create his own unique flavours and styles of hand soap and lip balms. He is pictured here with his mom Sara Whittan who tells me that she is only a helper and that Justin is the creative genius behind the product.