Huge sale helps Zonta

For those looking for a great buy on clothing and accessories for the family, Zonta’s annual spring Unique Boutique today and Saturday is the place to be.

“We have men’s, women’s and children’s clothing-all like new and many items with the original tags still attached,” said Chris Lisk, publicity chair for the Zonta Club of Marietta, which sponsors the event.

The sale kicks off from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and continues 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Saturday in the north side of the Tractor Supply building in the Frontier Shopping Center.

“People know everything we sell is in extremely good condition, so we usually have around 100 waiting at the door when we open on Friday,” Lisk said.

The prices can’t be beat.

“The lowest-priced items are purses and shoes, which sell for 50 cents, and our highest regular price is $5 for jackets and sport coats,” Lisk said. “But there’s also a specialty rack with very nice higher-brand name items that will sell for $10.”

A “bag sale” begins at noon Saturday where customers can fill a bag and pay one price for everything. Lisk said prices will be based on the size of the bag being filled.

She said the majority of the proceeds from this weekend’s sale will go into the Zonta Club’s scholarship fund for Washington State Community College students.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” Lisk said, “and we usually raise around $3,000.”

Scholarships from organizations like the Zonta Club help fill an important need for student financial aid, according to Claudia Owens, WSCC’s executive director of public relations and marketing.

“These scholarships are always a wonderful way to help students offset their expenses and complete their education at Washington State,” she said. “A wealth of scholarships are offered at WSCC, and each has its own criteria aimed at encouraging students to complete their schooling here, and they can apply for more than one scholarship. It’s a great way to pay for their education.”

Owens said the Zonta scholarships are always welcome, and needed by students.

“It’s all aimed at student success,” she said.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.