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Major kids consignment sale in southern NH

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Attention those of you that thrive on finding a good bargain: The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is having its third major Consignment Sale of children’s clothing and gear on October 13 and 14 in downtown Dover. This sale will offer gently used, good quality children’s clothes, baby clothes and gear, footwear, costumes, toys, nursery furniture and décor, sports equipment, books, music, and videos at outstanding prices. Maternity wear will also be available. People who consign items will earn 60% of the revenue from their sold items. The remaining net proceeds will benefit the Children’s Museum of NH and its vital education and outreach programs.

The sale will be held on the second floor of Dover City Hall, located at 288 Washington Street, with elevator access and plenty of on-street parking nearby. The sale will be open on Saturday, October 13 from 12 noon – 7 pm and on Sunday, October 14 from 12 noon – 5 pm. Sunday will be a half-price sale on many items. There will also be a private pre-sale event on Saturday morning from 9 am - noon for people who consign 25 items or more, volunteer at the sale or have reserved a New Parent Pass.

The sale has attracted the support of many local businesses who have signed on as vendors and/or sponsors of the event, including Green Earth Baby Works, Great Bay Doulas, Nature’s Wonders, Usborne Books’ distributor Jennifer Mallett, Scentsy Candles representative Dawn Bridges and Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent. Parents from Woodman Park Elementary School PTO will conduct a bake sale fundraiser just outside the doors of the Consignment Sale.

The Children’s Museum’s consignment sale makes use of technology to streamline the process of consigning items, scheduling volunteers and automating sales. “People interested in consigning can go to our website and click through to a page where they can log in all the items they want to sell,” Children’s Museum Director Justine Roberts explained. “When all of their items are entered, the program will print out a page of bar-coded tags that can be cut out and attached to each item before being dropped off for the sale. Clothing is all organized by size to make shopping easier, and the tags clearly state the brand and price of each item. We usehand-held bar-code scanners for easy check-out, then consignors can log in and see which of their items sold and how much money they have earned. Volunteers can also sign up right at our website.”

At the conclusion of the sale, consignors may pick up their unsold items or sign-off to have the Children’s Museum donate unsold items to local charities.

For more information about the Consignment Sale, please click on the Consignment Sale link on the museum’s homepage at www.childrens-museum.org.

About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops,classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org

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