Catering to kids

Jammie Duckett stands next to the party decorations with her son, Alyx Shaw.<i><BR>The Eagle/Tina Cook</I>

JOHN DAY - Jammie Duckett ran an in-home daycare for five years. She also worked at the Emporium for two years before that. On April 15, she opened a store that sells items for children called All for Kids at 147 N. Canyon Blvd.

"I wanted to have a store that offers something for children and a place where parents feel comfortable in bringing their kids," Duckett said.

Duckett flagged for Tidewater and Blue Mountain Traffic Control the past three summers all over western Oregon.

"I got tired of being on the road. I haven't spent a summer here in years," Duckett said.

Duckett has three children, Autsin, Alyx and Lilyan. Her husband, Lee Duckett, works for Tidewater. Having her own business gives her more time to spend with her family.

Besides newborn to size 16 clothing, she sells movies (new and used), toys, books, gift baskets, booster seats, virtually anything that will appeal to a child or that children require.

"I try to keep it all geared toward kids or for parents," Duckett said.

She also has a party room that can be rented for birthdays, baby showers, etc. Packages run from $15 (for room only) to $45 (clown and decorations supplied).

Every Friday is craft day, beginning at noon. The cost is $3 per child.

Duckett is looking for a hair stylist to do children's haircuts at an affordable price.

Info: 620-4100.

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