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Entrepreneur brings the party

Jake Larocque, 13, of Shawville has created his own summer employment this year as an entertainment expert. He said he's saving for college in order to become a police officer.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE April 4, 2018
Most people remember what it was like to get their first summer job, pounding the pavement and handing out resumes like a campaigning politician. But one local boy has decided to take matters into his own hands and enter the business world at the ripe old age of 13.
Jake Larocque lives in Shawville and is currently in grade seven at Pontiac High School. He's also the founder and CEO of Larocques ABC Party Fun, a mobile entertainment service.
“I have cotton candy, popcorn and I can do balloon animals, so I do things like kids' birthday parties or a function like an anniversary or something,” he explained.
He offers a range of activities, mainly for children, such as bean bag games, balloon animals and a cotton candy machine. Rates vary depending on the size of the group and include a special gift for the birthday boy or girl. Larocque said he got the idea by watching his uncle, who operates a traveling concession stand.

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