It's Their Town
5/30/2012 2:10:00 PM by Michele Morgan Bolton
Haley Gay was laying out her vision for a new ice-cream shop. Along with the $91,000 in seed money she needs to get the project moving, the East Bridgewater resident said her goal, naturally, is to have a successful business.
“First we’ll find land for our farm, then build the shop and the barn, get cows, make ice cream, and then open up and be happy,” she said, fleshing out the concept she dreamed up with business partner Maria Fernandez of Mansfield.
Sweet treats carried the day when Town Moderator Ivonna Brown asked for a show of hands on whether to accept the ice-cream proposal, and a sea of arms began waving frantically.
“Motion carries,” Brown declared, as the room erupted in applause.
And so went a Town Meeting for sophomores at Innovation Academy, a school-within-a-school at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton that is creating a mock town.
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