Student-run store hosts grand opening

A semester-long project is paying off.

The Entrepreneur Class at Holmen High School celebrated the grand opening of its store on Saturday.

The students worked with local community leaders and vendors to plan the store.

This year the students built a holiday-themed store called Snowed In.

People can buy gifts, crafts, and more,

Shopper’s purchases go beyond the register.

The store’s profits go to a local family in need, and making a difference is important to these students.

“For us to be able to be involved in something like this, and to have such an important role, is really valuable to me, and I know for the rest of the staff as well, it’s really important to them too,” said Kyle Palmberg, store manager.

This year the students are donating their profits to Erin Schmitt.

She was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer last spring.

Erin’s two children go to Holmen Middle School.

The store will be open all week from 3 to 7.

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