Consignment sale features baby clothing, furniture

Bianca Montes By Bianca Montes

Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 18, 2014 at 8:19 p.m.

Toys. Check.

Maternity wear. Check.

Children's clothing. Check.

Whatever it is you're looking for, the Good as New Kids' Seasonal Consignment Sale has you covered.

The semiannual event returns Friday through Sunday at the National Guard Armory.

The first 250 guests will receive a free goodie bag.

The event, which was previously run by Wendy and Amy McHaney, was recently purchased by lifelong friends and Victoria residents Shelley Kellar-Campbell and Kim Migura. Both say they are looking forward to continuing with the tradition and growing the sale. This is their second time to set up shop.

An addition the two brought to the sale was adding vendors. The vendors will return this year.

Beyond the consigned merchandise, vendors will offer items, such as natural baby products, garments and other items geared toward children and mothers.

Kayla Low, of Edna, was a vendor at the event last year and will return with her bows again this weekend, she said.

Low began making bows for her daughter and has continued making them for the past three years, she said.

"Kids always like to have bows in their hair," she said. "It makes me happy to be able to make it (the bows) for them."

Consigned merchandise is lightly used, Kellar-Campbell said, and prices are typically 50 to 90 percent off retail.

"Seasonal consignment shopping, especially for children's items, is a fast-growing trend," she said.

Unsold items will be donated to Family and KIDZ Connection, a nonprofit organization that serves homeless students in the Victoria area and works with the Teen Parent Center.

"Most of these girls come from needy homes," parent educator Kimberly Wiggen wrote in an email. "The Teen Parent Center works will all of our high school students that have become moms - they are in need of everything to help raise a baby. "

Consigners, vendors and first-time mothers can shop in the dollar dash Sunday, when all unsold merchandise left for donation will be on sale for $1. Proceeds will be donated to the Son Valley Ranch church in Victoria.

The money, Kellar-Campbell said, will help the church purchase fish for an outdoor expo.

"It's just a lot of fun," Low said.



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