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Children's Consignment Sale in Acworth
Deal: An estimated 175 sellers are expected to participate in an Acworth Children's Consignment Sale this weekend. Sponsors are the Preschool and Mother's Morning Out Ministries of County Line United Methodist Church.
Fall and winter children's clothing will range from size 0 to juniors. Other items to be sold will be toys, equipment, maternity and small household. Some items will be reduced on Saturday.
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: County Line United Methodist Church, 1183 County Line Road at the corner of Due West Road, Acworth.
Cost: Free admission.
Contacts: 770-483-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Gospel Jam, Free Meal at Hiram Church
Deal: On the second Friday night of each month, a free Gospel Jam is held at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. This informal gathering of musicians, singers and listeners has been meeting for about 15 years.
String instrument players (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, bass, autoharp, etc.) and singers gather to play hymns and Gospel tunes, stand around the piano and sing and enjoy food and fellowship. Usually, there are about 25 musicians from many churches. "Come give it a try, and help us make a joyful noise to the Lord," says Larry Holland, one of the organizers.
Besides bringing your stringed instrument, guests should bring a covered dish for a meal following the singing.
Hours: Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall, , 2056 Hiram Douglasville Highway, Hiram.
Contacts: Larry Holland, 770-843-2410, or email at WZ4N@att.net.
Best Baby Deals of the Week from SouthernSavers.com
Deal: Here is this week's collection of best deals on baby items from SouthernSavers.com.
Walmart, Parade Coupons This Week
Deal: Flyers for Walmart and Parade magazine in this week's newspapers contain coupons—seven for Walmart and three for Parade, according to SouthernSavers.com. All of these coupons are manufacturer's coupons, so they can be used in any store. Also, remember that you can use any coupon at Walmart—even those for any specific store. At only Publix, you can use a combination of manufacturer's and store coupons on the same item; but limitations may apply.
Office Supply Deals This Week
Deal: SouthernSavers.com comes through again with a collection of deals at on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway at Ga. 92 in Hiram, Office Depot and Office Max.