Fredericksburg Parent and Family was proud to host the Fredericksburg Parent Children’s Business Fair in conjunction with Spotsylvania Towne Centre. What a wonderful chance for local children to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical and fun way!


Kid Division

1st Place – Designs by Aly P., owner Alyssa ($100 cash Highest Business Potential)
2nd Please – Warrior Games, owner Brooklyn ($50 mall gift card Best Presentation)
3rd, 4th and 5th Place – Patriotic Potholders, owner Britton; Maddie B Kidz Boutique, owner Madison; and Kayla’s Kreations, owner Kayla (Each won a family 4 Pack of movie tickets to Paragon Village 12 ($50 Value))

Teen Division

1st Place – Country Boy Creations, owner Evan ($100 cash Highest Business Potential)
2nd Please – DC Jewelry, owner Alayziah ($50 mall gift card Best Presentation)
3rd, 4th and 5th Place – Joy Hospital, owner Leah; Sewing & Bowing, owner Christyn; and The Cocoa Cup, owner Aleithia (Each won a family 4 Pack of movie tickets to Paragon Village 12 ($50 Value))

Mall’s choice based on Individuality, Salesmanship and Gap in the Marketplace: (received a Rush Hour Escapes Gift Certificate): Austin’s Rock ‘n Slime


All registered business owner participants in the Fair received a 60 Minute Jump Pass to Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Thank you to our judges:

Karime Echevarria is an alumni of the Folkloric Dance Company of the University of Ciudad Juárez Mexico. She has performed and taught workshops for for different government agencies in the DC area, and she is the co-owner, and Artistic Director of Virtuous Dance Center. Virtuous Dance Center is a dance studio in Fredericksburg, VA dedicated to inspire dancers to achieve the virtue of excellence through dance.

Nancy Masannat is Owner and Creative Director of Simple Joy Designs. She began 25 years ago in the floral industry as a designer. After many years of practical hands on experience she started her own business offering creative services, everything from home and office decor, to event assistance, gifting and custom florals, using out of the box thinking and creativity combined to create solutions for many aspects of life.

Dr. Tom Van Doren is the COO of Bladeworks division of HDT. He brings his technical expertise to the fair with an extensive engineering background in research and development. Dr. Van Doren leads in growing companies and teams, developing cutting edge technology. He also teaches a class on business development at Johns Hopkins University.

Karen Moschetto is Head of School at Fredericksburg Academy. She has been at the school since 1996 and has seen over 450 students graduate from its program. Ms. Moschetto has a formal background in education and is leading Fredericksburg Academy through its vision and technical integration program. 


Thank you to our incredible sponsors!

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All Patient First Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses, as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. Each Patient First center has an on-site digital x-ray, on-site laboratory, and on-site prescription drugs. Patient First currently operates medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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Fredericksburg Academy is a PK-Grade 12 independent private school best known for small classes and huge opportunities.

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

SkyZone, Rush Hour Escapes, Paragon Village 12

And a special thanks to our host, Spotsylvania Towne Centre