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Fall, winter sale to start at biannual Kidsignment event

In this file photo, Kidsignments volunteers Michelle Boswell, left, and Cathy Seith use chairs as they shop for their children on consignment sale at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. (File Photo)

In this file photo, Kidsignments volunteers Michelle Boswell, left, and Cathy Seith use chairs as they shop for their children on consignment sale at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. (File Photo)

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett’s largest consignment sale, Kidsignments, opens its doors on Tuesday at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds and runs until Saturday evening.

More than 1,400 vendors have their gently used merchandise for sale. There are clothes, toys, books and more to sell at the event at low prices, all of which are inspected by a handful of volunteers. Anything stained, soiled, ripped or damaged is sent back to the seller. Recently recalled items are never put on the shelves.

“This is the most merchandise we’ve ever had,” said Jeri Lynn Cunningham, founder of Kidsignments. “We have a few more than 1,400 (vendors) because of my volunteers, who I don’t include in my count. This year, the older stuff for juniors and boys has some really nice stuff. My 21-year-old son was walking by and found a few things he liked.”

There are thousands of toys in the other building for children of all ages.

Between the two warehouses at the fairgrounds — clothes and large toys — prices vary from $0.75 to $10 on clothes and up to $150 for large wooden and plastic toys. There are thousands of bargain books for a youngster’s library ranging from $1 to $3.50.

“The books are really great for teachers, especially new teachers who need to build their classroom libraries,” Cunningham said. “All of the books are categorized by popular authors and subjects.”

There are generally long lines in the check-out, but local Boy and Girl Scouts offer to stand in line for you with a donation in exchange for time away from waiting for a bathroom break or any other reason to get out of line.

If you’re hungry, Chick-fil-A is on site during the entire day Tuesday selling chicken sandwiches.

There are no children, strollers, infants or carriers allowed into the sale until after 2 p.m. Tuesday due to the large crowds.

The Gwinnett County Fairgrounds open its gates at 7 a.m. and the warehouse doors open at 9 a.m. Sale ends Saturday at 6 p.m. On Friday, items without the tag “NR” on them are 25 percent and Saturday, the pieces are 50 percent off.

For more information, visit www.kidsignments.com.