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Video: BUCKEYE Candle Co. @ Gilmer Rotary Club – Jan 17, 2023

A Student-Led Small Business in the Heart of Gilmer, Texas

A 26 year special education teacher, Ms. Paige Mayes saw a need to provide job skils to her students beginning junior high. Along with her assistants (the true MVPs), Ms. Mel and Ms. Jay, BUCKEYE Candle Co. was born.

Our ten life skill students range in ability level. Our small business highlights each child’s gifts. Each student has a rotating position in our business and learns each aspect of the small business from planning to production to delivery.

Gilmer, Texas is the perfect place to grow our dream. The community has opened their hearts to our mission. We are proud Gilmer Buckeyes! Contact Us: Bruce Junior High 111 Bruce Street Gilmer, Texas 75645 903.746.0287 PAIGE.MAYES@GILMERISD.ORG

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