Editor’s Choice - Masks by 10 Local Businesses Perfect for Back-to-School



Carly Carver, Editor

The Ashland Beacon


With back-to-school season in full swing, and the mandates in place for all children to wear masks to school, the need to purchase a youth mask that suits individual children’s style is critical. A positive way to encourage children to wear their masks while in class, is to allow their personalities to shine through with a variety of styles and a mask, or masks, that suit them. The Greater Ashland Beacon toured the community to find out exactly what businesses were selling children’s masks, and here are our Editor’s Top 10 picks.

1. Gillum Drug, located at 1237 Carter Avenue, has the largest in-stock selection of fun youth masks. Children’s masks range in animal designs, sport designs, tie dye, fun faces, unicorns, as well as the Editor’s choice, sharks. The masks range in price from $6 to $10 The pharmacy and boutique is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gillum Drug can be contacted at 606.393.5588.

2. AXL Creations is an online-only, Worthington-based boutique operated by Angel Sullivan, that specializes in clothing and now, children’s masks. From unicorns to school spirit, AXL Creations is certainly one of the most creative with youth mask designs. The masks range in pricing from $5 to $10 and a name or monogram can be added to the masks as well for an additional $2. To shop AXL Creations, you can join the exclusive online group on Facebook by searching AXL Creations, or by emailing your design choice to Sullivan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 606.547.6012.


3. The Queen’s Cottage, located at 2033 Main Street in Ashland, has a large selection of youth masks. The masks vary in pricing from packs with two for $9.89, to individual boutique masks ranging from $9.99 to $12.99. The boutique stocks designers such as Stephen Joseph and Simply Southern and are perfect for children who love fun designs. You can shop this business online at thequeenscottage.com. Contact The Queen’s Cottage at 606.393.1856.


  4. Angel Lother Apparel is a Flatwoods-based, online-only boutique that has stolen the show with their selection of children’s masks. From solid designs, to Ashland-Independent School pride, these masks are sure to be a hit with your child. Badger brand gaiters are available for $8, and youth solid color masks are available for $6. Business logos, school logos can also be added to the masks for an additional charge. Angel Lother Apparel can be contacted by visiting on Facebook, or via their website at www.angellother.com.


   5. Treasures From The Valley, located at 315 Vernon Street in Ironton, Ohio, has a variety of masks for children. Just a quick hop over the bridge, with masks listed online at $5 each. The business can make any school, church, or other design on the masks and certainly shows the most school-pride with their masks. The business is open Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Treasures From The Valley at 740.533.7462.


  6. Mike’s Sporting Goods, located at 224 9th Street in Ashland, has placed the list for the most affordable masks around, with adult and youth masks priced at $2.95. In addition, there are three-ply masks available for quantity orders starting at $1.30 up to $2 depending on the quantity ordered. Ashland Independent School masks are available for $7 and the Maroon Badger Gaiter is available for only $6. The business can be contacted at 606.393.3050 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


   7. Russell Middle School Dance Team is working hard to sell masks for their team, so you can purchase a mask that shows Russell Independent School pride, as well as supports a good cause. The masks are a pomchi-brand mask and are breathable and comfortable. The masks are priced at $12 each and lanyards to hold the masks are also available for an additional $5. To order, contact a member of the Russell Middle School Dance Team.


   8. Melanie’s Bowtique, located at 1536 Winchester Avenue in the Camayo Arcade, is a community favorite for all things bow-tastic and stylish. The boutique, owned by Melanie Tierney, is stepping to the plate once again by ordering in children’s masks so that every child returns to school stylish. The masks will be available by this Friday, and will range in price from $5 to $9. The boutique can be contacted at 606.369.4289.

    9. Zella Rose Boutique, located at 9724 U.S. Route 60, is always on the top of our list for stylish finds. The boutique has children’s masks available, for ages three and up, for only $8. From polka dots to leopard print, there is a mask for every outfit. Zella Rose Boutique can be contacted at 606.929.5787. You can view their website at zellarose.commentsold.com.


  10. And last, but certainly not least, The Trophy House, located at 2007 Carter Avenue, is another locally owned business that is selling children’s masks in unique designs to get them ready for back-to-school. The Trophy House can be contacted at  606.324.2661.


The Greater Ashland Beacon supports all local businesses. If your business is selling children’s masks and were not listed, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our list.

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