By Jessica Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 2014
The Bannertown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host the third Super 75 Kidz Closet Consignment Sale, with a spring/summer theme, on March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This year, there is a new location for the sale — Fountain of Life Family Worship Center, in the former House of Bounce location.
This year the group is allowing juniors sizes and clothing for teenagers, in addition to kids’ sizes.
It is not too late to consign items for the sale, and anyone interested should email email@example.com or visit the Super 75 Kidz Closet Facebook page. Those who consign items for the sale are invited to a preview sale on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Those who consign items set their own prices, and receive 70 percent of the sale price. Some consigners choose to mark their items down half-price for the sale on Saturday.
A portion of the proceeds — 30 percent from each item — go to the Bannertown Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary group. Andrea Freeman, organizer of the sale and member of the ladies auxiliary, which assists firefighters responding to emergency scenes by providing food and drinks. The group also assists families who lose everything in a fire as well as provide a free Community Day in May at the Bannertown Fire Department.
“This keeps growing and it has been a wonderful fundraiser for us. We get to meet a lot of new people and share what we do, because we aren’t just for Bannertown — our firefighters respond to multiple areas and run calls for Franklin, Four Way, Pilot Knob, Ararat, Westfield, etc. It’s important we all work together to keep them safe and that’s our job with the ladies auxiliary. We make sure they are well-nourished so they can do their jobs,” Freeman shared.
Freeman said the first consignment sale had 40 people consigning items, with 75 people consigning items at the last sale. This year, she said she hopes it will grow even more.
The ladies auxiliary conducted a survey at last year’s sale and discovered people wanted clothing for teenager as well as kids clothing, and Freeman said they are excited to add that to this year’s sale.
“Teenagers want to be in style, but it is very expensive to buy brand name clothing, plus, they don’t wear the clothes that long.
Other items that may be consigned, in addition to kids and teenager’s clothing, are shoes, accessories, toys, baby gear, strollers, high chairs, pack and plays, bathtubs, furniture, baby bedding, cribs, books, maternity clothing, diaper bags, handbags, outdoor items, bicycles, power wheels, sports gear, bathing suits, pool toys, items for new parents, and more. Freeman added that this is a great chance to sale old Easter outfits and buy new Easter clothing at discount prices.
Items not allowed are car seats, pacifiers, bottle nipples, any items that have been in a child’s mouth, and mattresses.
Freeman said this is a great chance for grandparents to buy items such as high chairs and cribs, as well as clothing and toys, for when grandchildren come and visit.
“This is a great thing for the community, because a lot of people are on a budget, and kids clothing and children’s items are expensive. If you have more than one child, this can be very difficult. You may spend $60 to $75 on an outfit when you buy it brand new, but at our consignment sale you could get ten to 12 outfits for that price. We want to encourage everyone to come back to the sale on Saturday, since some consigners will be marking their items down half-price. Everyone needs to look around their house and see what they have to sale. We make the process easy — we advertise it for you, and do all the selling, but you set your own prices.”
Reach Jessica Johnson at 719-1933 and on Twitter @MountAiryJess.