SAVANNAH—Everyone loves a good sale, and one of the Lowcountry's best is here. The Junior League of Savannah announced that the 61st annual Junior League Thrift Sale will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Savannah Civic Center. Admission is $5 today and $3 on Saturday. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Savannah Civic Center’s box office, located at 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., by calling (912) 651-6556 or online at www.jrleaguesav.org.
“The Thrift Sale is an annual event that offers gently used merchandise at very affordable prices,” said Chairperson Kris Edenfield. “The League holds this sale every year to assist members of the community in purchasing quality items that they otherwise might not be able to afford. In addition, the proceeds from the sale help fund the numerous community projects the Junior League supports throughout year.”
Thrift sale merchandise is donated by League members and supporters, and varies each year. Shoppers can find appliances, electronics, children’s clothing and toys, home and holiday decor, books, accessories, house wares, linens, furniture and more. Recently, two new sections have been added to the sale: new boutique, featuring new-in-the-box merchandise; and gift shop, featuring high quality items such as crystal, china, jewelry and designer goods.
The thrift sale will be held Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Admission is $5 today and $3 on Saturday. Children under 2 are admitted free. No strollers or carts are permitted. Items sold on Saturday are half-price. All sales are cash only. Parking is free.
With this three day event, the League raises hundreds of thousands of dollars, which are returned to the community through various League projects. This year begins a five-year commitment to a focus area of women’s and children’s advocacy. Community partners for this year include: Oatland Island Education Center, Habitat for Humanity, Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center and Union Mission. The League will also complete one-day projects with several organizations including Kids in the Kitchen, a program to educate children on proper nutritional choices.