KELLY-KELTON — A two-day consignment sale helped a local church to raise more than $1,000 for new playground equipment.
Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church held the sale Friday and Saturday with items for sale on consignment provided by church members and tables of merchandise from local vendors.
“We have 14 individuals that consigned clothes for babies through adult men and women, household items, toys, shoes, movies, and even some furniture,” church member and organizers Heather Sealy said. “We also have four vendors here and the ladies of the church are doing a hot dog sale. We decided to do a consignment sale because it is a little more organized than just having a yard sale.
“Our percentage of the sales is 30 percent and it’s going to buy new playground equipment for our children here at the church,” she said. “The playground equipment we have now was bought in 1998 and we want to get bigger slides and more swings.”
In addition to being reason for the sale, the children of the church were also a source of a significant amount of the merchandise sold.
“We all have small children outgrowing clothes and we thought this would be a good way to get rid of those clothes,” Sealy said. “We have twenty-plus children that go to church here.”
Sealy said Monday the church’s share of the sales generated during the two-day event came to just over $1,000.
“We’re very pleased with the outcome of it,” Sealy said. “We are already planning another one for the fall.”
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