PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Children’s Committee of First United Methodist Church is gearing up for the spring edition of its biannual Sweet Repeats children’s consignment sale.
Last spring, the sale offered clothing, toys, accessories, books and other baby and children’s equipment like strollers, bottles, maternity clothes and more from 75 consignors. The number of consignors jumped to 107 for its 2012 fall sale, reported Amanda Cook, organizer of the sale for the committee.
“We did better advertising in the fall, too, through passing out flyers,” she said. “The knowledge of people knowing we’re there by advertising in Mount Airy as well helped.”
To be a consignor, there is a $10 registration fee and the person selling must consign at least $75 worth of items. Also, the committee receives 30 percent of the amount sold, while the consignor keeps 70 percent of its cost.
Cook said one of the key advantages to being a consignor is the consignor preview sale held the night before the consignment sale opens to the public. “You get to go to the presale, and see what everyone else is selling before the public,” she said.
“And they get a return on products they bought for their children, so they have money to buy new stuff,” Cook said of another reason to consign.
This year’s spring sale is planned for March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., March 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Saturday sale typically features a 1/2 off sale with select items being sold at half the price if consignors wish for them to be.
Registration for consignors is March 6, but early registration is appreciated. To register as a consignor or for more information, email email@example.com to receive a registration form.
Cook said the funds raised from the sale go to benefit the children of the church. “We’ve painted the Sunday school classrooms, and we are getting TVs installed in the classrooms so we can do some up-to-date lessons with DVDs,” she said. “We’ve upgraded the nursery with new toys. And we are hoping to purchase an AED (automated external defibrillator) for the church to benefit the kids as well as the adults and the preschool program.”