Consignors needed for annual sale

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shown is the selection of children’s clothing and equipment available at a previous consignment sale. | File photo


Spring is in the air, and it will soon be shorts-wearing weather.

For those looking to make room for the new season’s fashions, look no further than the Little Lambs consignment sale.

The benefits of the event are two-fold – moms get a clean closet while earning a little extra money by selling those items at the upcoming sale and shoppers get quality merchandise at affordable prices, organizers said.

Organizer Shirley Tew said the sale is set for Sat., March 3, 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 are 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 year’s beneficiary is Meredith’s Miracles.

“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 Fri., Feb. 24, and packets are available for download at or locally at Blackston Quality Eye Care, at the front office of Andalusia’s First Baptist Church or at South Alabama Pediatrics in Opp.

For seller numbers or more information, call 892-2841.