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9-yr-old girl sells watermelons for school clothes

Paytan Giddings is 9 years old, but she's been in business since she was 6 selling watermelons in front of her grandma's barber shop for $3 a melon. Paytan Giddings is 9 years old, but she's been in business since she was 6 selling watermelons in front of her grandma's barber shop for $3 a melon.
Paytan said she's raising the money because she wants to save her parents the trouble. Paytan said she's raising the money because she wants to save her parents the trouble.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – There's a young entrepreneur in Pender County trying to make enough money to pay for her own back-to-school clothes.

Paytan Giddings is 9 years old, but she's been in business since she was 6 selling watermelons in front of her grandma's barber shop for $3 a melon.

"She is learning to work her way through life rather instead of expecting others to take care of her," said Betty Creech, a loyal customer.

Paytan said she's raising the money because she wants to save her parents the trouble.

"They do so much for me, and I just want to do it in return," explained Paytan.

The young businesswoman gets her product from her grandparent's farm.  She only works for about a month but says she turns a decent profit.

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