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Fenwick Organizes "Cartage" Service for City Market

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Bob Fenwick with kids participating in Rick Shaw Cartage Service Bob Fenwick with kids participating in Rick Shaw Cartage Service

There's a new service offered by a group of children that kicks off at Saturday's City Market. Organizers say it's a way to teach the kids about small business and help others in the community.

Four children will kick off the "Rick Shaw Cartage Service" at Saturday's City Market in downtown Charlottesville. They want to make the shopping experience easier for customers.

The Rick Shaw Cartage Service was created to help shoppers - including senior citizens and mothers with young children - carry and load up their market purchases. The group will be in bright yellow t-shirts and working under parental supervision. The service is free, but tips will be accepted.

Organizer Bob Fenwick says the goal is to make this a fun and active learning experience for the kids.

"There's a lot of young children over there who would love to be involved in the community and have some fun.  Maybe their parents can come with them, keep an eye on them and it'll be a family affair, and these kids could help seniors, young people or whatever carry the packages from City Market to the car, to the bus stop," said Fenwick.  

Fenwick is leading the effort in cooperation with Kids MAC - or Kids Making a Change. Yellow Cab is also sponsoring the effort.

The children will be out and about from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They are hoping to add to the group and make this a weekly event. The service is open to any kids that want to get involved. 

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