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Oasis Center Entrepreneurs Sell Sustainable Party Supplies

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s newest business set up shop in Railroad Square on Friday, July 12.  The “owners” were about three dozen summer campers who had created party supplies from recycled materials and discarded household items and were selling their creations to customers.

“They are launching their business!” exclaimed Oasis Center Executive Director Michelle Gomez. “They call it the ‘Party Tree Company’ featuring eco-friendly party supplies and they’ve been working on it all week.”

Gomez added the idea was to not only produce and sell the products, but also teach those visiting their Railroad Square “store” how to re-create those items for themselves.

“They’re really excited about the autonomy they have and, even though we started with a problem, seeing an idea through to fruition.”

Proceeds from the “Celebrate Clean and Green” enterprise went to Sustainable Tallahassee.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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