A mini Kids Karnival took place on Saturday, offering a taste of cultural celebration after two years of missed festivities.
The event was organized by 340 Young Entrepreneurs, a local organization whose purpose is to promote young entrepreneurs in the Virgin Islands. Among food trucks, DJs spinning music and a virtual reality gaming van, children as young as seven helped set up booths selling T-shirts and trinkets of their own designs.
“We wanted to give something back to the kids,” said Amber Alexander, of 340 Youth Entrepreneurs.
Alexander’s son was one of the youth entrepreneurs at the karnival selling homemade T-shirts, hoodies and jackets from his very own brand, Young Legacy.
“For the past year kids didn’t have anything to come out to, they weren’t allowed to play with their friends in school, so what we wanted to do is allow kids to have a good time and showcase young entrepreneurs,” Kamilah Joseph of Youth Entrepreneurs said.