Sale benefits food shelf, ECFE programs

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP — One of the state’s largest consignment sales is at the Washington County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Munchkin Market gives families a chance to earn and save money on thousands of children’s items, raise money for local school districts and collect food donations for Second Harvest. Munchkin Markets has donated more than $10,000 to local ECFE programs and at last fall’s sales, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food.

The Munchkin Market spring consignment sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the county fairgrounds. There is a $1 admission fee Saturday, but shoppers who bring a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest get in free. There is no admission fee Sunday and many items will be half price. Free parking is available.

Consignors at the market can earn 65 to 80 percent of the selling price of items they no longer need for their children. Parents can also save money by purchasing the pre-owned and new items their children need. Items are screened for quality and organized with clothing hung and sorted by size and gender. Shoppers will find thousands of items at prices 40 to 90 percent off retail.

Munchkin Markets also provides fundraising opportunities for several Twin Cities schools, MOMS clubs and the ECFE programs in Stillwater, Mahtomedi, Anoka-Hennepin, St. Paul, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale and Forest Lake.

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