The space has increased for the first installment of the Zonta Club of Marietta's biannual Unique Boutique gently used clothing sale, but the prices have not.
"Items range from 50 cents up to $5," said Donna Urschel, chairwoman for the spring sale. "A men's suit is $5. Get a pair of jeans for $3. Ladies can get a two-piece outfit for $5."
The event is one of the club's largest fundraisers of the year, with proceeds going to various charitable causes like the EVE Inc. domestic violence shelter and related programs and scholarships for female college students.
This year it's being held in a vacant area in the Tractor Supply Co. building in the Frontier Shopping Center. Urscher estimates it's at least six times larger than the previous location, the former AAA office, also in the Frontier center.
Clothing for men, women and children will be featured at the sale, along with belts, ties, pocketbooks and more. Housewares and other items can be found on the miscellaneous table.
"You never know what will end up there," Urscher said.
If you go
What: Zonta Club of Marietta's biannual Unique Boutique, gently used clothing sale.
When: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Tractor Supply Co. building in the Frontier Shopping Center, Marietta.
To donate: Drop items off at the sale location by 8 p.m. today or call 373-0727 or (304) 482-2260 to arrange for pickup.
The items sold are billed as "gently used," but some haven't been used at all.
"It's in really good repair; some of it's new in fact," said Zonta member Judy Wray. "Many people appreciate the quality of the items they find there."
A club member for a year, Wray helps put the event on and shops at the boutique as well.
"I found a jacket that I just love," she said of a past purchase.
While club members do not receive discounts or special deals, Wray said, some organizations do. The club provides representatives of EVE and other organizations with "gift certificates" to help them acquire items clients might be able to use. Some items go to a local school for distribution to students in need, Wray said.
"We trust a teacher to choose students she thinks would appreciate and benefit from (this)," she said.
Items for the sale are donated by club members and area residents. Anyone still wanting to contribute can bring items to the sale location until 8 p.m. today. If a person has items to donate but can't drop them off, pickups can be arranged by calling 373-0727 or (304) 482-2260.
Club members are assisted in putting the sale together by volunteers from Marietta College, Washington State Community College and the Adult Basic Literacy Education program.