Thrifty idea

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Carousel Consignment’s Emily Walker organizes girls’ clothing on Wednesday in preparation for the weekend consignment sale. Pictured below, gently used children’s toys will be in working order and include batteries.

Local woman organizes first community consignment sale

Thrifty parents are in luck.

Troy’s first community consignment sale is slated for this weekend.

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“We plan to hold semi-annual sales,” said Carousel Consignment’s Emily Walker. “With the economy the way it is, this is a good opportunity to sell what you don’t need and to buy gently used items at huge discounts.”

Fifty-two consigners will be represented in this weekend’s event, which Walker hopes is just as popular as the ones where she last lived in Florence.

“There were about five sales there,” Walker shared. “People would line up and wait for hours to bargain shop.”

Walker moved to the area about three months ago with her husband and three children, Keller, 5, Owen, 3, and Lawson 1. She said, as a mom of three growing boys, she knows the value of a good deal.

“I moved to Troy and looked for a place to consign my children’s clothes, but there wasn’t anything available,” Walker said. “So, I thought I could do this. I could start one.”

Girls clothes from 0-3 months and up will be sold, along with boys clothing as small as 0-3 months. There will also be some women’s clothing available up to size 20. Baby equipment and toys (batteries included) will also be up for grabs.

Walker said she hopes consigners will follow her lead and donate anything left after this weekend’s sale.

“I use Common Ground between here and Montgomery,” Walker said. “It’s nice to know anything I have left will go to other families in the area who need them.”

The sale opens to the public on Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be held in a usually empty building between Southside Baptist Church and The Fillin’ Station on South Brundidge Street in Troy.