Momma Outfitters organizers, left to right, Jessie Wenning, Rachel Fleming and Amanda Rizzuto are excited about the response to the event for the first time. Sacha Nelson
The departure time for the Momma Outfitters consignment sale saw laundry baskets unloaded and bags and boxes full. Sacha Nelson
Momma Outfitters examines the ever-smiling chicks at the start of the second full day of the sale. Sacha Nelson
Victoria “Vicki” VanCouvering, Director of the Yampa Valley Pregnancy & Family Center, presents the custom doll bed made by a local father from a dresser, one of many items on the Momma Outfitters consignment sale to benefit the center , vendors and families. Sacha Nelson
Louis Nijsten buys clothes and toys from the Momma Outfitters sale. Sacha Nelson
Large, new or like-new toys and clothing proved to be popular, and many sold out quickly. Sacha Nelson
Rachel Fleming, left, helps Erik Nijsten and his mother Rose Nijsten with their shopping. at the Momma Outfitters Spring Event. Sacha Nelson
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It was a to sell it went so well that Victoria Van Couvering, director of the Yampa Valley Pregnancy & Family Center, had tears in her eyes.
“When we did the tally after the first day, we learned that we had raised the most money in a single day for the center,” said organizer Amanda Rizzuto.
The result made Van Couvering cry.
“I am speechless. Not just because we have raised money for the center, but when I think of all that results for the community, it’s wonderful,” she said.
The sale took place in the space under the grandstands of the Moffat County Fairgrounds and offered families high-end second-hand purchases, with concessions donated by the ladies of the Craig Christian Church.
“We wanted to provide a complete shopping experience where people could enjoy a cup of coffee or a treat,” said Rizzuto.
The opportunity to purchase a wide range of essentials for children has attracted families like Rose and Louis Nijsten and their 2-year-old son Erik.
“I’m waiting,” Rose said.
When she learned of the event on a Facebook sales page, she decided to take her family shopping.
Planning is already underway for a second sale slated for September, Van Couvering said.
“I see this building over the next two or three years in something that’s really going to rock Craig,” she said.
She hopes to see more consignees participate, especially people wearing maternity clothes and toddlers.
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