Thursday, February 28, 2019

March Events in Oldham County

Who's ready for Spring? We are! We are! March has some great events lined up - check them out! 

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Whether you're looking to get out with your little during the morning or a crafty night out with friends - March has it! Check out all of the highlighted FREE events!

RECURRING EVENTS:
FREE! Oldham County Public Library has various story times and other programs at their 3 locations.
FREE! Bluegrass Jam Night at LaGrange Coffee Roasters Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
FREE! Creasey Mahan Nature Center Wednesday & Saturday 10am-2pm
FREE! LaGrange Railroad Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm
FREE! LaGrange Community Center YMCA has open gym, classes, games and more for Oldham County residents. Check their website and Facebook page for more information on free stuff to do.
FREE! Admission to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood until March 29 Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
FREE! Gentle Yoga at Personalized Harmony in Crestwood, 11am. Multiple dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood Preschool Family Art Classes offered on Thursday and Saturday each week.
Power & Grace Gymnastics in Prospect Open Gym. Check their website for updated information.
All About Kids in Crestwood Open Gym & Swim. Check their website for updated information.
History Hounds at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange 10-11am on Thursdays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 Free for members, and $5 for non-members.
"Panache" at the Little Colonel Players Theater in Pewee Valley. Various showtimes: 3/29, 3/30, April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 and March 31, April 7 at 2:00

MARCH EVENTS:

Lenten Fish Fry List here.

2/26-3/4: Love Your Local Restaurants in Downtown LaGrange. Love your local restaurant week is the opportunity to taste the special offerings you will find in La Grange. Each restaurant will feature a special offering.

3/1: FREE! Family Nerf Night at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-8pm. Sign up online.

3/1:  Parent's Night Out at the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner, 5-10pm

3/1: All About Kids Slumber Party in Crestwood 6:30pm-9am $38 6:30pm-11pm $28 Ages 4-10 or Tween Lock-In 11-14

3/2: FREE! March Preview Class with Children's Music Academy in Louisville, 10am. Please RSVP.

3/2: Monarchs in Mexico: Flowers in the Air with Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve at Idlewild Butterfly Farm in Louisville, 10am-12pm

3/2: Family Clay Date at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1-3pm.

3/2-3: FREE! Kid's Weekend at Cabela's in Louisville, 12-5pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday.

3/4: FREE! Crafty Kids Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/5: FREE! Drop In Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6-7:30pm

3/5: Painting with Plants at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 6-7:30pm

3/6: FREE! Lego Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/7: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. Other dates on: 3/14, 3/21

3/7-9: Sherlock at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/8: Battle of the Bowls Chili Cook-off with Hope Health Clinic, hosted at John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner) area. 6:30-9pm

3/9: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

3/9: Ceramics Spring Workshop at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 10am-12pm

3/9: FREE! Louisville Zoo Visit at the Mahan Library in Goshen, 11am.

3/11: FREE! Kids Cooking Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/13: FREE! Kindness Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/14: Clover Leaf 5k at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood, 6:30pm. $25 early registration/$30

3/14: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am. Other date on: 3/21

3/14: FREE! Yoga Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Ages 3 and up. Sign up online.

3/14: Mermaid Tea Party at Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, 6:30pm

3/14-16: Godspell at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center in Crestwood, 7pm

3/16: Farm & Forest Playgroup at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, 9:30-11:30am

3/16: Jr Ranger Program at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 10:30-11:30am

3/16: Parent's Night Out at the Norton Commons YMCA in Prospect, 6-9:30pm

3/20: Pokémon Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/20: FREE! Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen.

3/21: FREE! Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times for Kenwood Station, Crestwood Elementary and Camden Station Elementary School families. Story time is at Kenwood Station Elementary School 11am-12pm. Free lunch served at 10:30am.

3/21: FREE! Drop In Crafts at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 3:30-5pm.

3/21: FREE! Woodsongs at the John W. Black Community Center in LaGrange (Buckner area). 

3/21-23: Covenant United Methodist Church Consignment Sale in LaGrange. 22nd & 23rd 9am-2pm & 6-8pm and the 24th  8am-12pm

3/22 & 23: Saint John Kid's Kloset Consignment Sale in Prospect. 9am-7pm and 9am-1pm

3/23: FREE! Thomas the Tank Engine Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 11am. Sign up online.

3/23: FREE! Swap or Shop hosted at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Crestwood,  9am-12pm.

3/23: FREE! Next-Step Saturday at St. Francis School in Goshen. The school is hosting a fun afternoon for children 4-6 years old that are entering JK/K or 1st grade in the Fall.  1-2:30pm

3/24: A Taste of History at the Oldham County History Center in LaGrange, 6-8pm

3/25: FREE! Come Sew with Us: Coil Baskets at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange 3-8pm Check website for supply list coming soon.

3/25: FREE! Kids Book Club at the South Oldham Library in Crestwood, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/26: FREE! Thomas the Tank Engine Story Time at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 6pm. Sign up online.

3/27: FREE! Art Club at the Oldham County Public Library in LaGrange, 4pm. Sign up online.

3/29: Sauerbeck Family Drive-in Season Opening Night located in Lagrange. Showing Dumbo & Captain Marvel

3/30: Opening Day and Hellebore Day at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, 10am-4pm.

3/30: Mom & Me Sewing Class at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood, 1pm
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Oldham County Parks

Get outside in Oldham County! 

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There are a few different parks scattered around Oldham County.  Read our reviews linked below to learn more about each one!

Briar Hill Park in Crestwood

Central Park in Pewee Valley

Eddie Mundo, Jr Park in LaGrange

Forest Friends Playground at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen - COMING SOON!

Harmony Park in Goshen

Maples Park in Crestwood 

Morgan Conservation Park in LaGrange

Peggy Baker Park in Crestwood

Veteran's Memorial Park in Crestwood

Walsh Park in LaGrange

Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange

Westport Park in Westport

Wilborn Park in LaGrange
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Best List of Birthday Party Options in Oldham County!

It's your lucky day-we have birthday party options for you! 

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Never wonder where to have your next birthday party! We have Oldham County's options listed here for you! Whether you want someone to plan the fun for you or you need an event space, Oldham County has places for everyone!


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Crestwood

Camp Hi Ho
Louisville (near Oldham County line)


LaGrange

Crestwood

Singing Tree Stables
Crestwood


Goshen

Windy Meadows Equestrian Center
LaGrange


ART/PAINTING:
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Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Crestwood

GYMNASTICS/DANCE/OPEN GYM:
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood


Prospect

Soiree
Crestwood

YMCA of Oldham County
Buckner

YMCA of Norton Commons

Prospect

 photo aak bouncy area_zpssi8sp8n6.jpg MARTIAL ARTS/NINJA:
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood

KY Tae Kwon Do & Fitness Academy

Crestwood

Power & Grace Gymnastics & Dance
Prospect



Prospect

NATURE/OUTDOOR:
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Louisville (near Oldham County line)


Goshen

Various park locations.

REBALL:
Open Range
Crestwood


SPORTS:
All About Kids Sports Center

Crestwood

Camp Hi Ho
Louisville (near Oldham County line)
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YMCA of Oldham County
Buckner

YMCA of Norton Commons

Prospect

SWIMMING:
All About Kids Sports Center
Crestwood


Louisville (near Oldham County line)

John W. Black Aquatic Center
LaGrange (Buckner area)

Prospect

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YMCA of Norton Commons
Prospect

TEA PARTIES:
Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique
Buckner

TRAINS/FIRETRUCKS:
LaGrange Railroad Museum

LaGrange

Local Fire Station
Various Locations

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314 Exchange
Pewee Valley

CityPlace
LaGrange

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
Goshen

Foxhollow Farm
Crestwood

Prospect

LaGrange (Buckner area)

LaGrange Community Center

LaGrange

Local Fire Station 
Various Locations
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North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect

LaGrange (Buckner area)

Various locations

Soiree

Crestwood

The Club at Paramont
Prospect

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lenten Fish Fry Locations in and Around Oldham County

It's Fish Fry Time! Let us know your favorite spot! 

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Lent means the start of Fish Fry Fridays.  Check out these options around Oldham County.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and then on Fridays, 3/8-4/12 (no fish fry on Good Friday)
5-7:30pm
Drive-thru service. Fried fish, oysters, shrimp, pizza and several fresh side options!

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Located at Saint Mary Academy in Prospect
Fridays, beginning March 8th, 15th, 22nd
5-8pm 

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
LaGrange
Fridays, 3/8-4/12
4:30-7:30pm

North Oldham Lions Club
Prospect
Friday Nights beginning 3/8-4/12
5-7:30pm
Drive thru and carryout only!

St. James Episcopal Church
Pewee Valley
Lenten Soup Suppers every Wednesday beginning 3/13-4/10

Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
Pewee Valley
Fish Fry Dinner on 3/15 4:30-7:30pm

Here's a big list of options in Louisville!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Resin Jewelry Class at Cailin Art Studio

This is a partially sponsored post. We were given admission for the purpose of review.


Resin Jewelry Class for a fun Girl's Night Out or club activity!


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Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood hosts monthly resin jewelry classes. Join them for a fun girl's night out or bring your girl scout troop to learn a new craft!

Ladies, grab a friend, your mom or your daughter and get creative at Cailin Art Studio in Crestwood. This community art studio hosts Girls Night Out, and one of the classes is creating resin jewelry.

 photo using tools_zpsgkp6qich.jpgA few ladies and I had the opportunity to check out the class for ourselves.  I was hesitant to try the class because I had no idea what to expect.  I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding it was to sit with other ladies, create, share stories and see our final pieces.

We were all in similar boats of not knowing how to even start the project, but there was plenty of encouragement around the work table.  Our instructor, Ivy Clinton, gave us easy to follow directions and broke up the project in manageable steps.  She provided examples of finished pendants and earrings for us to see before we started.  As we picked our backgrounds for our pendants and earrings, the project started forming.

All of the supplies and tools were provided for us, but your resin jewelry can include personal mementos if you choose.  Ivy explained that she has seen locks of hair included, special messages, birth stones, photos and more.

 photo e6af78e8-466b-4ecd-bb3a-ff941cdf256a_zpskzbtxdya.jpgOnce we were finished layering our materials in our pendant and earrings, we then poured the resin.  It was neat to learn about this process.  Creating the perfect dome above the materials required a little finesse, but nothing too difficult.  It takes about 24 hours for the resin to set so you will have to plan to pick up your pieces the next day or so.

The cost for the class is around $45. The studio invites you to bring in your own beverages and snacks if you want.  If you are looking for a unique night out with friends or an opportunity to create a special gift for someone, definitely check out the resin jewelry class at Cailin Art Studio.  You will leave with beautiful jewelry and a sense of pride in your creation.

Keep up with events & register for classes - follow Cailin Art Studio on Facebook here.
Cailin Art Studio is located at 7910 Floydsburg Road in Crestwood.
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Monday, February 18, 2019

The Nature Center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve

Indoor (or outdoor) fun at Creasey Mahan Nature Center! 

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Free fun waiting to be had a one of Oldham County's greatest gems! Check out the Creasey Mahan Nature Center in Goshen.

When it's too cold (or even too hot) to enjoy nature outside, Creasey Mahan's Nature Preserve is the perfect place to explore.  The indoor center is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm and is located in Goshen at 12501 Harmony Landing Road.

We recently visited the center and really enjoyed our time there.  There are 4 dioramas including wetlands, woodlands, Native American life and artifacts and Kentucky fish.  The center's murals were recently repainted and the new paintings are beautiful.  We did the indoor scavenger hunt that allowed us to walk around the entire center.  The list included animals, stones, artifacts and other interesting items.  The hunt allowed us to see the intricate details of the exhibits.

The bird blind is a neat small room where we were able to use small binoculars to see around the garden outside.  Bird feeders and a small pond are outside where birds, squirrels and other furry friends are having fun.  My kids love to see the different color birds that eat from the feeders.  In the warmer months, the preserve has many butterflies and hummingbirds.  Visitors can also see honey bees at work in this room.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for children to do at the center.  Complimentary crafts are set up for families to do together.  The Magical Forest Imagination Station is a small room where children can play with stuffed animals, read books or draw on the chalkboard.  There is also a small sandbox table filled with plastic bugs, reptiles and other creatures.

Groups can contact the center if they would like to set up a special visit.  Entry to the center and preserve is free.  The Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve relies on visitor donations, grants and other charitable donations.  Be sure to stop in soon, explore the center, walk the preserve and make a donation to keep this great center and other programs going.  The center is a great asset to Oldham County and the surrounding area.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Kids Eat Free (or cheap) in Oldham County, Kentucky

Kids Eat Free Deals around Oldham County - Crestwood, Bucknet, Prospect, La Grange


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Monday
Gustavo’s Mexican Grill – (Crestwood, La Grange, Prospect *new*) $2.99 kids meals
Bistro 42 – (Prospect) Free kids meal with adult entree purchase.
Hometown Pizza – (Crestwood & LaGrange) Free individual one-topping pizza or kid’s spaghetti with purchase of any medium or large pizza at regular menu price.
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Tuesday
Juicy’s BBQ – (Pewee Valley) Kids eat free with an adult purchase.
Hometown Pizza – (Crestwood & LaGrange) Free individual one-topping pizza or kid’s spaghetti with purchase of any medium or large pizza at regular menu price.
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Wednesday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
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Thursday
Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen – (Buckner) $2 kids meal with adult meal purchase (Coupon is no longer on their website, so please call to verify before going to eat.)
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Friday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Saturday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Sunday
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant – (LaGrange) $2.99 kids meal every day.
Wendy's - (LaGrange) $1.99 Kids' Meals after 4pm every day.

Please check with the restaurant in case deals and policies change without notice!  Know of a good kids eat free or cheap deal and want it added to our list?  Please email nicolle@louisvillefamilyfun.net
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

52 Free Things to Do in Oldham County, Kentucky!

Free events and things to do with kids in Oldham County, Kentucky

Free events and things to do with kids in Oldham County

Are you looking for free family fun in Oldham County? We have a list of fun events, places to visit, and things to do with kids that are totally free!


1. Coordinate a game day with family and friends at the library.
2. Explore the beautiful Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen.
3. Train watch on the new observation deck on Main Street in downtown LaGrange.
4. Play on a playground at Wendell Moore Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park, Walsh Park, Westport Park or Briar Hill Park.
5. Play volleyball or grab some buckets and shovels and dig away at Briar Hill Park's volleyball court!
6. Attend a family night at the LaGrange Community Center.
7. Introduce the game of tennis to your child at Wendell Moore Park or Briar Hill Park.
8. Kick a soccer ball at one of the Oldham County Parks.
9. Shoot baskets at a basketball court at Wendell Moore Park, Walsh Park, Peggy Baker Park, Wilborn Park or at the LaGrange Community Center.
10. Take in the sights and smells at the Farmer’s Market & Artisans in LaGrange on the Courthouse Square (May-Oct).
11. Try your first class for free at All About Kids in Crestwood.

 photo IMG_0484_zpsgl6yewsw.jpg 12. Pack a picnic lunch and eat at the LaGrange Courthouse Square.
13. Fly a kite a Maples Park.
14. Take advantage of the clear country sky and stargaze with your family.
15. Sign up for VBS in the summer!
16. Seek out exhibits while participating in the Creasey Mahan Nature Center's scavenger hunt!
17. Enter an exhibit in the Oldham County Fair!
18. Check out some classic cars at Cruisin’ with the Quads on Main Street in LaGrange. (Last Saturday May-Sept.)
19. Ride bikes at the trails available at Commerce Parkway, Wendell Moore Park, Maples Park and Briar Hill Park!
20. Take your baby, toddler or preschooler to one of the morning story times at the library.
21. Run in wide open spaces at the North Oldham Lions Club 25 acre park! Playground available, also!
22. Take your older kids to one of the after-school programs at the library.
23. Visit the adoptable pets and other animals at Feeders Supply in LaGrange.
24. Participate in the Oldham County Day Parade. Kids can decorate & ride their bikes!

25. Grab a blanket, snacks and chairs for a movie or live music night during the warmer months.
26. Visit Yew Dell Botanical Gardens during the months of January-March for free admission!
27. Plan an outdoor movie night.
28. Catch a sunset by the Ohio River in Westport.
29. Explore FoxHollow Farm!
30. Volunteer! HighPoint Charitable Services is one place that welcomes families to serve together.
31. Explore Morgan Conservation Park!
32. Cheer on the IronMan bicyclists in October! 
33. Cast a line at the Kids Fishing Derby at Wendell Moore Park in June!
34. Participate in or listen to the Monday Night Jam Session at LaGrange Coffee Roasters.
35. Drive down US 42 and check out the beautiful horse farms.
36. Visit the Railroad Museum in LaGrange.
37. Create a car ride scavenger hunt and search for county landmarks like water towers, the playhouse on top of a silo, pink snails, bison, art murals or a giant abacus.
 photo IMG_0493_zpsevnd38h1.jpg 38. Go for a hike at Harrods Creek Park in Prospect and try to find the waterfall!
39. Attend a free workshop at the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office in LaGrange.
40. Join a Mom's Group in OC!
41. Take a mini-safari trip to Henry’s Ark Petting Zoo in Prospect.
42. Take a picture in front of the red caboose in Pewee Valley and then go for a walk at Central Park.
43. Check out a free concert, show or art exhibit at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.
44. Find geocache treasures all over the county. 
45. Walk down the sidewalk on 146 through Pewee Valley and pick out familiar family names on the plaques in the sidewalk.
46. Skip rocks at the lake at Wendell Moore Park.
47. Check out a free class at the LaGrange Community Center!
48. Play at the McDonald's Play Place in LaGrange.
49. Try a free week at Next Level Martial Arts.
50. Play disc golf or pickleball at Wendell Moore Park.
51. Creek walk at Briar Hill Park.
52. Attend one of the many free festivals scheduled during the year.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Spring Children's Consignment Sales in Oldham County

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Whether you're buying or selling, consignment sales are super family-friendly!  We have the Oldham County Spring Sales linked up here for you!  Save the date!

St. John United Methodist Church
12700 West Highway 42
Prospect, KY 40059
March 22: 9am-7pm
March 23: (half price specials on this day): 9am-1pm

Covenant United Methodist Church
909 West Jefferson Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
March 21 & 22: 9am-2pm & 6-8pm
March 23: (half price day): 8am-12pm

Louisville Area Consignment Sales HERE.

Check out our Consignment Sale post here for more information on consignment sales & stores in the area.
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