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Ardmore entrepreneur, 12, opens fireworks stand

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Hunter Eubanks, 12, has opened his own fireworks stand in Ardmore. (KTEN) Hunter Eubanks, 12, has opened his own fireworks stand in Ardmore. (KTEN)
Customers queue for fireworks at Hunter Eubanks' stand in Ardmore. (KTEN) Customers queue for fireworks at Hunter Eubanks' stand in Ardmore. (KTEN)
Hunter Eubanks, 12, used his own money to open his fireworks stand in Ardmore. (KTEN) Hunter Eubanks, 12, used his own money to open his fireworks stand in Ardmore. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Meet 12-year-old Hunter Eubanks. This summer vacation, Hunter isn't taking it easy; he's putting himself to work selling fireworks.

Hunter opened this bright yellow stand himself, with money he was able to save from the past two years working for his dad.

"For the stand I paid $500, and like $3,500 for all the fireworks," he explained.

Selling fireworks isn't just a job; Hunter loves everything about them. But although he loves his product, running his own stand doesn't come without challenges.

"It's kind of confusing at some times," he said. "It gets overwhelming with all the people and trying to figure everything out."

This summer, it seems like business has been good for Hunter, and he's putting every cent he earns to help pay for college.

"We wanted him do to something with his money that he had earned to make it grow instead of just spending it on toys or something like that," said dad Chad Eubanks.

Though the money is nice, Hunter said the customers are the best part about his business.

"Meeting new people, talking to people like they'll tell stories when they were kids with fireworks," he said. 

Of course, Hunter is learning the value of work ethic through this process. And his dad believes that is what makes it all worth it.

"We want to see kids these days get out and understand that they have to work for what they have, and be responsible for what they want without somebody handing it to him," he said.

You can find Hunter and his fireworks stand at 2930 Grassland Road in Ardmore.

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