Clothing swap to benefit Cardington pool

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

MOUNT GILEAD — A Clothing Swap Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at Seniors On Center, 41 W. Center St.

Sponsoring the event will be the luvnlife2 Water Fitness Group with proceeds benefiting the fund for new pool stairs with handrails at the Cardington Public Swimming Pool.

An adult event, the doors will open at 1 p.m. to the first 50 guests in line. Those remaining, will have to wait until the next holiday season and winter clothing swap in December.

Guests are asked to go through their closets for accessories, holiday season and winter clothing in excellent condition that can be donated.

Examples are holiday party outfits, dresses, formals, social occasions, winter and ugly sweaters. These need not be brand name, but higher quality is preferred.

All donated clothes must be washed or dry cleaned and in excellent condition. These donated items should be brought in boxes. Leave clothing on hangers and pre sort clothing into the following categories: slacks, dress jeans, tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts, handbags, jewelry, scarves, accessories, footwear, outerwear, undergarment shapers, and ugly holiday sweaters.

There is no limit on the amount of clothing donated.

Following opening, the day continues with refreshments, socializing and demo stations provided by Sarah Anderson, Massage Therapist with Awakening Touch, Lisa King, Color Street Nails; Gabrielle Kosztelnik with Mary Kay Cosmetics; Heather Boyd with Aroma Health; Marcia Paluscsak, Handcrafted Jewelry; Kathie Prince, Mount Gilead and LaVonne Casteel, with Tupperware will be providing refreshments.

The hour of browsing will begin at 2:30 p.m. when scouting of the clothes will be done and at 3:30 is round one of claiming, where each guest may choose from one item. During round two, each guest may choose two items and round three each guest may choose three items.

At the end of this round there will be a free-for-all “Fill Your Bag” claiming spree.

Funds for the new pool stairs with handrails will be raised through this event by a door cover charge and guests purchasing large, lawn/leaf size bags in which they place their “new to me” clothes.

Door cover charge is $20 per swapper and $30 per shopper (guests attending to shop only with no clothing donation). The large lawn/leaf size shopping bags may be purchased: first bag: $25; second bag $15; third bag, $10 or buy three bags at one time for $45. No other shopping bags will be permitted throughout this event.

The goal is $3,000-plus, which would move closer to the final goal of $8,000. Contact Angela (Boyd) Dendinger at for information.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel