Little Lambs taking consignors

Published 12:01 am Friday, September 23, 2011

It’s time to pull out those too- small winter jackets and jeans and make ready for the annual Little Lambs consignment sale.

The benefits of the event are two-fold – moms get a clean closet and earn a little extra money by selling those items at the upcoming fall sale, organizers said.

Organizer Shirley Tew said the sale will be held on Sat., Oct. 8, from 7 a.m. until noon at Oakwood Lodge, located behind Piggly Wiggly.

This annual event is sponsored by the Little Lambs Council, a group of Christian women dedicated to helping local mothers sell their gently-used clothing, buy gently-used clothing for their own children and raise money for a local charity helping women and children in the community.

“We’re looking for used clothing – both for children of all ages and maternity clothes – toys, books, shoes and furniture,” Tew said.

To participate in this consignment sale, sellers must pay a $7 registration fee and commit to work a three-hour shift before, during or after the sale.

“And to thank the sellers for participating, they will have the opportunity to shop on the Friday evening before the sale opens to the public on Saturday,” she said.

“The more sellers we have, the bigger the assortment of items we have to offer,” Tew said. “Furniture items, such as cribs and high chairs, strollers and car seats, anything of that nature is greatly needed.”

Sellers must have at least 25 items. Sales are split with 75 percent going to the seller and 25 percent to the LLC, which will help fund a local charity.

“This is a great opportunity for parents who are looking to outfit children in nice clothes at very reasonable prices,” Tew said.

Deadline to register is Sept. 30, and packets are available for download at or locally at Blackston Quality Eye Care and at the front office of Andalusia’s First Baptist Church. For seller numbers or more information, call 222-5553.