Girls Inc. hosts farmers market at Brainerd UMC

Girls Inc. hosts farmers market at Brainerd UMC

Ashanti Strickland, left, and Demi Scruggs make bird feeder pinecones at the Girls Inc. Farmers' Market at Brainerd United Methodist Church on July 31. ( Photo by Angela Lewis / Chattanooga Times Free Press)

By Evan Hoopfer/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2015) -- The candle with the clear wax in the middle was Journey Ellen's favorite.

Journey, 9, was selling candles made from crayons at the Girls Inc. farmers market Friday night.

"This one," Journey said, pointing at the candle she ultimately sold for $2, "it just has a certain spark."

Girls Inc. has an event at the end of camp every year. The camp this year was more Earth-centric and focused on sustainability and growing your own food. The end-of-the-year event is usually based on what the girls learned during camp, said Toccora Johnson, senior director of program operations.

"They decided, as a collective group, to create a farmers market," she said.

The night at Brainerd United Methodist Church began with several girls adjusting the microphone stand lower to speak about what they learned in camp. 

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