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(VIDEO) Horn Lake teenager and creative economist builds flag poles

“I’d love to babysit I just don’t know any babies,” Flagpole Express owner Emily Waldon says. The patriotic 17-year-old creative economist has been building flagpoles for homes, schools, businesses and political campaigns in the Horn Lake community since she was six-years-old. After seeing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the television, Emily asked her father Bryan if he ...

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At age 17, ‘the flagpole kid’ is already a business success story

At the age of 17, Emily Waldon is already a business veteran earning about $100,000 over the past 11 years selling flagpoles, a business she began at age six after wanting to do something patriotic after 9/11. “It has truly been great,” Waldon said, whose business is called Flagpole Express. “I’ve had so many9/11 opportunities that normal 17-year-olds could never ...

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