Playhouse Baby Fair & Consignment Sale

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Article Published: Apr. 12, 2013 | Modified: Apr. 14, 2013
Playhouse Baby Fair & Consignment Sale

Did last week’s warm weather prompt you to pull out the kids’ summer togs only to find that, oops, that cute T-shirt dress from last year is now on a halter top?

The eighth annual spring Playhouse Consignment Sale and Baby Fair will allow parents to update everyone’s wardrobes for a song, while also enjoying food, samples, parenting information, kids’ activities, inflatable playgrounds and more.

All activities will take place April 12 and 13 at the National Guard Armory, located on Hunting Hills Lane in Boone across from the Watauga County Swim Complex.

Donations of clothes, furniture, toys and more have been pouring into the armory as volunteers set up this annual sale.

“The consignment side features high quality, nearly new clothes, household items and more, while the rummage side always offers incredible deals” Playhouse executive director Kathy Parham said.

New this year is Friday’s “Twilight Sale,” which will have free admission and be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12.

Admission is also free for Saturday’s Baby Fair. Held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the National Guard Armory in Boone, the Baby Fair will have a half-price sale from noon to 1 p.m.

Saturday’s Baby Fair will feature not only bargains, but also information and giveaways to help families. Watauga County SafeKIDS will be providing free car seat checks and information on car seat safety. Fair sponsors, pediatric dentists Drs. Mayhew, Conn, Scheffler and Hardaway will offer toothbrushes and other items. Health-care providers and businesses that serve families will be on hand to chat with parents, including sponsors Blue Ridge Pediatrics, Harmony Center for Women's Health & Vitality and Boone Drug.

For the kids, there will be inflatable playgrounds and art activities aplenty.

All proceeds from the fair benefit The Children’s Playhouse, a nonprofit children’s museum and play space for families.

Directions to the National Guard Armory

From U.S. 321/221 (south side of town) in front of Walgreen's, turn onto Deerfield Road. Go past Watauga County Medical Center to the bottom of hill. At the traffic light, turn left onto State Farm Road. Go two blocks and turn right at the Fire Station No. 2 onto Hunting Hills Lane. The National Guard Armory is located on the right behind the fire station and a baseball field.

About The Children’s Playhouse

Situated in a renovated house at 400 Tracy Circle near downtown Boone, The Children’s Playhouse provides an enriching play environment for children from birth to age 8, while also offering parents and caregivers friendly support in the important job of raising children.

For more information, call (828) 263-0011, or visit The Children’s Playhouse is supported in part by the Barnickel and Janes Foundations, the town of Boone and the High Country Women’s Fund.

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