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By Jamie Stewart
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Pandemic brings new adventure to McFarland woman

 

December 24, 2020 | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Veronica Carmona and Priscilla Garcia travel from McFarland to different events throughout Kern County.

Veronica Carmona, of McFarland, was working at the Boot Barn in Bakersfield. With the virus making the job market uncertain, a lot of people have had to find ways to support themselves and make ends meet.

Carmona, who enjoyed working at the store, especially selling the different kinds of western jewelry offered, has found a way to thrive.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Veronica Carmona said that she enjoys being in business with her family.

Carmona now sells western jewelry at various events throughout Kern County, being her own boss.

"I love western jewelry and working with my family. This has been great," said Carmona, at a recent pop-up event in Shafter. At the event, Carmona and Priscilla Garcia put their wares on display, which are becoming a very popular trend in the county. The events allow a number of vendors to gather in one place, safely with social distancing.

"We have a different event almost every weekend," said Carmona.

Carmona said that she makes trips down south regularly to acquire new items, as well as collecting product locally when available.

"This is such a perfect job, working with my family and doing something that I love to do," she said.

 

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