When I heard Hendricks County would play host to a humongous kids consignment sale, the first thing I thought of was my wife.
She is as cost conscious as they come and is always looking for a good deal, which makes her a perfect match for me, your quintessential impulse buyer.
As I learned more about Hendricks County’s first-ever Here We Grow Again children’s consignment sale, which will be held April 13-15 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, Ind., I determined this really is a win-win for everyone involved.
For those who don’t know how consignment sales work, here’s a quick tutorial with specifics about the Here We Grow Again sale:
- Anyone who has kid items to sell can register to be a consignor through April 11.
- Consignors receive 70 percent back from every sale and are responsible for tagging, hanging and pricing their own merchandise. The Here We Grow Again website provides plenty of help in all those areas.
- Volunteers receive $10 credit at the sale for every three hours they work.
- Consignors and volunteers have the added bonus of attending a private presale April 12 prior to the consignment sale opening to the public.
- Items put up for sale are thoroughly inspected. No rips, stains or broken toys are allowed.
- Items include clothing from newborn to junior sizes, shoes, toys, sporting equipment, books, movies, strollers, high chairs, nursery décor, furniture, maternity clothes and more.
- Anything that doesn’t sale can be reclaimed by the consignor. However, anything not claimed in a specified number of days becomes donated.
These sales have become so popular because of the selection, affordable prices and ease of use for both the buyer and seller.
Kori McCallie and Katie Awwad, Brownsburg moms who started the Here We Grow Again franchise in Hendricks County, have planned this first sale since October. McCallie, who just moved here last summer from Kansas City, Mo., actually went to church in Missouri with the women who founded the original franchise.
“When we started out here in Indiana, we found there was a huge need for this,” McCallie said. “We’ve had a number of people ask us already to bring it to their town.”
More than 100 consignors have already signed up for this first Hendricks County event from as far away as Shelbyville, Greenwood and West Lafayette. McCallie and Awwad have conservatively estimated that about 300-500 shoppers will attend the three-day event.
They already have about 7,000 items and expect twice that amount once the sale begins. Everything will be laid out similar to a retail store, McCallie said.
“Here We Grow Again is known for being very organized, and we will work hard to stay with that theme,” she said.
My wife can’t wait.