Just Between Friends Fort Worth -Texas Largest Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale Booms in Recovering Economy - Thousands to Attend

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Just Between Friends Fort Worth - The largest Children’s and Maternity consignment sales event in Texas featuring over 75,000 square feet of boutique and name brand children’s spring and summer clothing, baby equipment, toys, new cribs, and more will hold their semi-annual sale featuring spring and summer items March 1-7, 2011 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Three area charities to benefit.

Baby items galore!

“Suddenly, consignment shopping is chic, said Joanie Morrison, co-owner, Just Between Friends Fort Worth.

Just Between Friends Fort Worth semi-annual children's and maternity consignment sale, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth March 1-7, 2011, features a colossal collection of name brand and boutique children’s spring and summer clothing, baby equipment, toys, and cribs. A portion of the sale proceeds as well as the unsold items are donated to local charitable organizations. These charities are Community Enrichment Center’s Open Arms Program, Teen Lifeline, and Fort Worth Metro.

WHEN: Pre-Sale Events: (By invitation and for media only)

Tuesday, March 1st – 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Wednesday, March 2nd - 4.00pm – 10.00pm

Public Events:

Thursday, March 3rd - 9.00am – 5.00pm – Prime Time Shopping Day
Friday, March 4th – 10.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday, March 5th – 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday, March 6th – 1.00pm – 7.00pm – 25% off sale day
Monday, March 7th - 9.00am – 7.00pm – 50% off sale day

WHERE:    Will Rogers Memorial Center - Exhibit Hall
                 3401 West Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX; 817.392.7469

CONTACTS: Pam Willingham & Joanie Morrison, co-owners

ADMISSION: Two days only – Thursday, March 3rd - $10.00 per person 18 and over; Friday, March 4th - $3.00 per person 18 and over – all other days FREE. Sale is open to the public.

With modest beginnings in Morrison’s living room, Just Between Friends of Fort Worth has grown to a massive sale that requires over 75,000 square feet of space. Now in their sixteenth season, the upcoming event is expected to have record-breaking attendance. JBF accepts consignors who wish to sell their own items up until the day before the sale.

Quotes: Joanie Morrison, Co-Owner, Just Between Friends of Fort Worth
“Even with our economy improving, the recession of the past couple of years forced more families than ever to find ways to stretch their household budgets,” said Joanie Morrison, Co-Owner, Just Between Friends of Fort Worth. “As a result our semi-annual sale is more popular than ever with Metroplex-area families. When we began Just Between Friends Fort Worth, we primarily saw budget shoppers. These days with nearly everyone searching for savings, consignment sales are here to stay! On opening day our sales event will have hundreds of eager, budget-minded shoppers lined up waiting to be the first in the door,” stated Morrison.

“Suddenly, consignment shopping is chic!” said Morrison. “We are thrilled we have found a way to serve DFW families all the while doing our part to donate to our partner charities.”

Quotes: Pam Willingham, Co-Owner, Just Between Friends of Fort Worth
“Joanie and I are both moms’ first and business owners second,” stated Pam Willingham, Co-owner, Just Between Friends of Fort Worth. “We know all-too well how expensive it can be to keep up with children’s clothing, equipment and toy needs. The concept of JBF assists parents greatly with this.”

“We see four kinds of bargain-hunters at JBF Fort Worth. We have our valued consignors who sell their gently used clothing and items. Second, are shoppers who are ecstatic to purchase beautiful, brand-name and designer merchandise at a fraction of retail pricing.

Third, are those who both consign AND shop. They sell their items and then shop to find values for their children. Lastly, are our volunteers who are there for a variety of reasons. The benefits of being involved with a sale like JBF are so great! Our Consignors benefit as they sell their items. Our Shoppers as they experience incredible savings. And our Community as our volunteers and charities benefit from our sale,” Willingham remarked.

About Just Between Friends
Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. was started by two busy, budget conscious moms in Tulsa, OK in February of 1997. Their hope and dream was to make a little extra money and clothe their children without having to pay expensive retail prices. In just fourteen short years, the company has grown from one location in Tulsa, OK to 107 sale locations in twenty three states, making it the largest children’s consignment sale organization in the country. Recently JBF was featured on ABC’s “Headline News, “ “Good Morning America,” “Inside Edition,” and CNBC on “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” For more information and photos go to http://www.jbfsale.com/fortworth.

About Open Arms
Open Arms is a long-term program that provides a step-by-step method for rebuilding of traumatized lives. Besides safe housing, food and clothing, they provide instruction on parenting, budgeting, career development, recognition of abusive traits and anger control. For more information go to http://www.thecec.org

About Teen Lifeline
Teen Lifeline, Inc. meets the needs of hurting teenagers by providing a safe place of acceptance, empowerment and support. They assist schools, churches and families in their efforts to provide encouragement and support to teens. For more information go to http://www.lifelivedbetter.org.

About Fort Worth Metro
Fort Worth Metro is a faith-based non-profit organization that has been in operation for 13 years. Their mission is to reach people in the inner-city and equip them to bring positive change in their communities. For more information go to - http://www.fortworthmetro.org.

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