Consignment sale to offer quality goods to Moffat County parents
July 22, 2003
For people interested in getting children’s clothes at a reasonable price, the answer might be just down at the mall. The Centennial Mall, that is.
The Cradle and All Children’s Consignment Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Aug. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2.
Jennifer Smith came up with the idea of having the consignment sale because she had seen how successful they were in Tennessee where she used to live.
“I clothed both of my kids in Tennessee and I thought it would help out here,” Smith said.
She has been planning the sale for three months.
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“We just have K-Mart, which is not the best place to shop for kids clothes,” said Ashley Ellis, who is volunteering at the
Half of profits from the sale will benefit Young Life and the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center and that portion is tax deductible.
Consignors who bring 15 or more items that are accepted for the sale may shop early at a pre-sale. Smith said she hopes to hold the sale twice a year and plans for each sale to benefit a charity in the community.
Seasonal items that will be sold at the consignment sale include:
- Snow gear
- Infant clothes
- Baby furniture
- Nursery items
- Infant items
- Girls clothes (to size 14)
- Boys clothes (to size 20)
- Maternity clothes
- Nursing clothes/items
- Children’s toys/book
- Holiday outfits
Right now, there are about 14 people consigning their clothes but Smith hopes that by the time of the sale the will be more people participating.
“My hope is for $1,000 for each organization,” Smith said. “That might be optimistic but I have at least 500 items with me, my cousin and my sister-in-law.”
Smith is looking for volunteers and all volunteers must work
three hours if they want to pre-shop for clothes before the actual sale starts.
The volunteer spots are first come, first served.
“It is a little more expensive than a yard sale but a lot less than new and you don’t have to drive from house to house and rummage through junk,” Smith said. “I am not sure about the first one (consignment sale) but once it catches on I think it will be big.”
Liz King is an intern with the Craig Daily Press. She can be reached at 824-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.