Parents recycle items, save money at 21st annual CCC sale | News
TYLER, TX (KLTV)- If you like the idea of recycling and reusing items in general, there's a children's consignment sale going on this weekend in Tyler that'll be right up your alley.
The 21st annual Children's Clothing Consignment Sale is taking place this Thursday through Saturday at Harvey Hall in Tyler.
The CCC Sale is one of the largest consignment sales that happens in East Texas. and one of the co-founders of the CCC Sale earlier this week, she said starting it back in 2002 was a no-brainer.
"Clothing kids is so expensive. And we were trying to figure out a way to make those dollars stretch," said co-organizer and co-founder Tess Murphy. "And that's where this came out of. This idea of all of our friends getting together and doing a large consignment sale together. And it has grown over the years."
Over 1,000 families are participating in this spring's Children's Clothing Consignment Sale. Murphy says her twice-annual sales are so popular because of a growing movement.
"The idea of recycling and reusing and repurposing has really grown," she said. "People don't like the idea of putting things in landfills anymore. And so where we once would have just thrown them away, that is not happening as much anymore."
And with families being able to keep 70 percent of what they sell and outfit their kids for a fraction of the price of new clothing, Murphy has seen participation in the sales grow the last few years.
"It was something that we wanted to do to stretch our budgets. But not everyone was in the same boat.And what has happened is with the economy slow down, more and more families are in a position where they need to stretch those dollars where we once weren't," she said.
And with items like clothes, toys, games, furniture, bikes, and strollers, it's really a large one-stop shop -- and Murphy says she sees pride in the faces of people when they leave the sale.
"They're able to take care of things themselves instead of having to ask others to help them," she said.
You can't drop off items to sell anymore, but if you'd like to come, the sale is happening Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and all sale items are individually priced.
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