PILOT MOUNTAIN — First United Methodist Church has announced plans for the spring return of its Sweet Repeats biannual children’s consignment clothing sale on March 3-5, offering area families a chance to stretch their budgets just in time for the spring and summer seasons.
Hours for the sale will be from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. A private consignor pre-sale will be offered on Wednesday, March 2, with each consignor to receive one admission ticket.
In addition to bargain hunting, the event offers local families a chance to gain extra dollars by providing for others clothing their children may have outgrown.
Consignors must provide a minimum of $75 worth of tagged items, including clothing in children’s sizes 0-16. Maternity clothing is also accepted as are toys, sports items, shoes, furniture and baby equipment. Items not accepted include car seats, play pens with exposed hinges, pacifiers, teething toys, bottle nipples and under garments. Damaged items as well as items that have stains or holes, are too worn, are from the wrong season, that have foul odors and items that are tagged incorrectly will be donated prior to the sale.
As a way of coping with the preparation time needed for the still growing sale, volunteers also ask that consignors bundle items beforehand by size and gender.
Deadline for registration is Feb. 24 with no exceptions. Drop-off for all items is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. on Feb 28.
There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee for each consignor.
Additional detailed instructions can be found in an information packet accompanying the registration form. Forms may be printed by following links on the church web site at fumcpm.com. Packets may also be picked up at the church office from 8:30-4:30 on Monday-Thursday or requested by email at [email protected]
Sponsored by the church’s children’s committee, the sale is held each spring and fall as a way of raising funds while providing a community service. A 30 percent portion of each sale is retained by the children’s committee to be used in providing opportunities for children’s programs and activities during the coming months.
“We wouldn’t be able to do and provide all that we do for our children without this sale,” explained FUMC children’s committee representative Amanda Cook. Last year, this helped us add TV screens and DVD players as teaching aids in our Sunday School classrooms. This makes a significant difference.”
Dean Palmer may be reached at 336-351-4131 or [email protected]