Little Lambs Spring Sale coming soon

Published 7:16pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Little Lambs children’s consignment sale will spring into action March 15-16 for their annual spring sale, and registration is already underway.

The consignment sale is seeking children’s clothes, shoes, swimsuits, juniors’ clothes, maternity clothing, baby beds, strollers, high chairs, DVDs, toys and more. Eleanor Nichols, Little Lambs council member said they hope to have everyone registered by this weekend.

“We invite mothers to bring us their items that their children no longer use. They just have to tag it and put the price on it,” Nichols said. “They have to call and register and then they are assigned a seller number, which goes on all the tags.”

The sale is not something new to Selma as it began in the spring of 1998 and has continued twice a year for the past 15 years. But this year, organizers said there will be some slight changes, noting that this year will be the first time the sale of Morgan Academy uniforms will be allowed.

The spring sale will be held at the Old National Guard Armory Friday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There will also be a special preview sale just for the sellers Thursday, March 14. The preview sale will be open to the public at 7:15 p.m. for an entry fee of $5. Nichols said all of the proceeds from the preview sale will benefit Sav-A-Life.

Any items that are not sold are organized and made available for the donors to pick up.

“When the sale is over we have to sort the clothing and items back according to seller number, so that the mothers can come and pick up their leftovers,” she said.

The proceeds from the sale are divided between the seller and the Little Lambs.

“The tags are cut off of the purchased items as people check out, and we sort those by the seller number and at the end of the sale we add up all the tickets or tags and determine how much each seller sold, and they get 75 percent of that amount,” Nichols said.

The Little Lambs use the remaining 25 percent to make donations to local charities, especially ones that benefit children, Nichols said.

Nichols encouraged people to register by this weekend by calling Misty Wilkinson at (334) 877-1993.

Those who have registered should bring in the items to sell, tagged with their asking price and assigned seller number on Wednesday evening on March 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 9 to 11:30.

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