Those in the market for gently used clothing and accessories, including winter coats, children's clothing, scarves, ties and dressier pieces for work or social events, may want to mark their calendars for the Zonta Club of Marietta's fall Unique Boutique Friday and Saturday.
Items in the sale are donated by members of the club and community. Donations are being accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday at the building next to Tractor Supply in the Frontier Shopping Center on Gross Street in Marietta.
"We're looking for good used clothing for ladies, men and children. We also do accessories," said Sharon Coffman, a board member of the Marietta Zonta Club. Accessories include shoes, scarves, belts, ties and hats, she added.
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Zonta Club of Marietta members Sharon Hoffee and Christine Lisk sort through donated clothes Tuesday in preparation for the club's Unique Boutique sale Friday and Saturday.
Many pieces are made by popular name brand apparel retailers like Aeropostale, Abercrombie & Fitch and Doncaster (for women) or are brand new, said Coffman.
"We have several items that come in that have the tags still on them," she added.
Popular items include women's career wear, jeans, T-shirts and children's clothing, according to Christine Lisk, a member of the Zonta Club of Marietta.
If you go
What: Zonta Club of Marietta Unique Boutique.
When: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Beside Tractor Supply in the Frontier Shopping Center, Gross Street, Marietta.
Clothing and accessories may be dropped off from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday.
For information: (304) 482-2260.
Another way to help
What: Zonta Club of Marietta Pecan Fundraiser.
When: Orders currently being taken by Zonta Club members.
Cost: $10 per bag for plain pecans, in sizes small, medium, large and mammoth; $10 per bag for flavored pecans, in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon glazed, glazed and caramel cluster flavors.
For information: 376-9330.
The Unique Boutique appeals to people of all ages, and both women and men, Coffman said.
"We have moms come in and we have professional people come in, too," she added. "I saw a lot of college students last spring, as well as young guys looking for dress shirts."
By popular request, this fall's Unique Boutique will include two dressing rooms with mirrors for trying on clothes, Coffman said.
Club members and other volunteers come together to run the Unique Boutique including students from Washington State Community College and Marietta College, and family members of those in the Marietta chapter.
"We welcome any community members that would like to help. We don't turn anyone away," said Lisk.
The Zonta Club of Marietta expects 100 to 200 people to attend the Unique Boutique.
"We have them lined up on the street to get in at 4 p.m. on Friday," Coffman said.
The boutique's "bag sale" that begins at noon Saturday brings in plenty of people too, added Lisk. The cost of a bag is $3.
The Marietta chapter holds a Unique Boutique clothing and accessory sale twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Typically the club raises $3,000 to $4,000 at each sale, Lisk said.
"That's usually a good goal for us," she added.
The Zonta Club of Marietta is one of more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas. Worldwide, the organization has more than 30,000 members. The Marietta club currently has 23 members.
Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Members volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs.