Little Lamb Sale comes to a close

Published 8:33 pm Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shoppers like Amanda Lyon sort through clothes at the Little Lamb Consignment Sale. -- Ashley Johnson

Shoppers like Amanda Lyon sort through clothes at the Little Lamb Consignment Sale. — Ashley Johnson

The vast size of the Old National Guard Armory seemed smaller Friday and Saturday when rows upon rows of baby clothes and supplies filled the gym-like space. 

The Little Lambs Consignment Sale concluded early Saturday and organizers raised more than $700 for Selma Dallas County Sav-A-Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding new mothers with counseling, supplies and overall support.

“I am very excited,” Amber Lyon said about the items she found sorting through rows of clothes for her 16-month-old. And her shopping partner, Anna Louise Harrell, agreed, saying that “Some of the smocks and other clothes are $8 or $9 and you would pay like $60 at the store.”

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Rena Ingram was shopping for her soon-to-arrive grandchildren and said because of all the grandchildren, “had to find a bargain.”

Little Lamb council members, Misty Wilkerson and Katrina Smith, said they have young children they shopped for during the event. Smith said she spoke to several people who were very pleased with the items they found at the sale and said their spring sale is usually more successful than the one in the fall.

“In the winter, schools have uniforms, so there is not as much clothing floating around because of that,” Smith said.

The proceeds from the sale are divided between the seller and the Little Lambs. As tags are cut off of the items as they are purchased, Little Lambs gives 75 percent of the profit to the seller and then takes 25 percent for a local charity, and at this sale that 25 percent went to Sav-A-Life.

The charities are normally those that are synonymous with children like Sav-A-Life, or in the past they have donated to The Selma-Dallas Public Library, the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, Teen Challenge, Selma Area Food Bank, and the Selma Easter Seals, among others, since Little Lambs started 15 years ago.