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Cossitt School to host biannual clothing sale

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 2:57 p.m. CDT

LA GRANGE – Cossitt Avenue School will hold its biannual clothing sale Oct. 5, continuing a tradition now in its third decade.

Each spring and fall, the sale turns the school's gym into a clothing bazaar with racks of clothing sizes infant to 20, tables of gently used shoes and rooms filled with strollers, portable cribs, high chairs, sports equipment and other items. 

Parents sell their kids' gently used clothing and gear and keep 60 percent of proceeds, while 40 percent stays with the school to directly fund enrichment and building improvement programs. An example is the recently paved bike parking area and new basketball hoops and backboards. 

Sellers have the option of donating unsold items to a number of local charities. In past years, charity partners have been able to distribute thousands of items to people in need.

Interested sellers can register at La Grange Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 or from 5 p.m. until numbers run out Sept. 30. The sale is capped at 400 sellers, and spots go quickly. 

The sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the school, 115 West Cossitt Avenue. Children are permitted only between 10 a.m. and noon. All items are half-off during the last hour of the sale. Acceptable payment is cash or check (with identification only). 

Volunteers are also needed for the sale. In exchange for their time, volunteers are able to shop the pre-sale Oct. 4 before the sale opens to the public. For information about volunteering, send an email to

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