"There are gorgeous suits worth $100," said Casarin. The room was filled with stacks and stacks of clothing for babies, children, women and men.
"So many people donated such beautiful clothing," said Kay Oestreicher, assistant director of the Senior Center. "It's an opportunity for people to pick up nice clothing at a reasonable cost. A lot of people say they don't want to shop in department stores and find it easier to look through clothes here where clothes suit their tastes more."
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
The Senior Center has been accepting donations for two months and continues to accept clothing until the clothing drive begins Monday. All clothes not purchased will be donated to an organization that sends summer clothing to Haiti, Woodfield Family Services, Children First in Bridgeport and Goodwill. The Senior Center has been hosting this sale for about seven years and raises about $3,000 each year, which is used directly for the Senior Center.
Items sold for 50 cents are: socks as well as baby and children's clothing. Items sold for $1 are: belts, scarves, T-shirts, bathing suits, hats, underwear, caps, purses, night wear and women's tops. Two dollars will buy men and ladies' pants, ladies' capris and shorts, shoes, skirts, robes, jeans, light sweaters, blouses and vests. Items sold for $3 are dresses, blouses, heavy sweaters and two-piece outfits. Coats and suits will be sold for $5. Children's special clothes range from $2 to $5. The Senior Center is seeking donations of clothing racks to be used for future sales.
The chairman of the event is Joyce Wrigley with help from volunteers Phyllis Kempf, Eleanor Clark, Nanc Van Clief, Jackie Reck and Pat Ruhanen and student volunteers Lila Estime, John Shkreli and Gabby Shkreli.
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