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High School Business Expo Thursday

Downtown Woodstock businesses are going to school to help students.

On Thursday Woodstock's downtown business owners will set up displays and talk business with students at Woodstock High School.

The event will bring local business owners face-to-face with potential parttime employees and open the eyes of students to the array of shops and stores outside the local malls, said Main Street Woodstock director Mitzi Saxon.

"I bet the seniors at our local High Schools probably have no idea  what is going on here or how much fun they could have at our events," Saxon wrote in the July issue of the Main Street Woodstock INSIDER.

The after-school event is scheduled from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saxon tells business owners the expl will be an opportunity to help students develop skills that will translate into future success.

"You could become a mentor to these students through your business by spending approximately 15 hours outside the classroom with the student this year and what a great thing  to do," she said.

This is the second time that Saxon has held the event and she admits having worried that no one would come prior to last year's expo at Woodstock High.

"I didn't get there until 6:00 p.m. and there were no parking spaces anywhere close to the school/cafeteria'" she said.  "My heart skipped a beat, my eyes started watering and I knew right then what we were doing was what this community needed."

Parents are also welcomed to attend the Expo, Saxon said.

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