Photo courtesy of Sara Franklin.
Amy Allen (left), CEO of Baptist Health System, stands with Latonya Story, senior program assistant at FOCUS On Recovery.
This year’s Bargain Carousel, hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham, is set to benefit local nonprofits such as FOCUS On Recovery.
FOCUS On Recovery focuses on the well-being of women in recovery from alcohol, drugs and other related behaviors.
Bargain Carousel will have more than 100,000 items for sale, including art, appliances, furniture, heirloom items, clothing, sporting goods and other items. This year’s event will also have office furniture from a local business that liquidated its office furniture.
“As a mother of a newborn, Bargain Carousel is the perfect place to shop,” said Hoover resident Jillian Westervelt. “I found gently used children’s books, clothes and a swing for my new baby boy.”
This year’s event will be held in the old Princeton-Hoover location located off of Interstate 459 Exit 10.
Bargain Bash, a cocktail party on April 21, is an event for first-chance shopping of Bargain Carousel items. There will also be silent and live auctions during the event. Bargain Bash shopping starts at 6 p.m. for VIP shoppers and 7 p.m. for general admission. VIP tickets are $40, and general admission tickets are $30.
The main Bargain Carousel event will be Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and April 24. Saturday tickets are $10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and $5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free on Sunday, and merchandise is half price during the 1 to 5 p.m. sale.
“Bargain Carousel’s purpose is twofold,” said event chair Haley Holden. “The sale raises money for the League’s 31 projects serving women and children in the metro area, and it allows us to sell items at deeply discounted prices to individuals who can benefit from them.”
For more information about the event, visit bargaincarousel.net.