The clothing racks are filling up and tables loaded with stacks of sweaters, shirts, shorts and garb of every kind as members of the Zonta Club of Marietta prepare for this weekend's Unique Boutique fundraiser.
"We're organizing the clothing by type, including a men's, women's and children's section," said Zonta member Christine Lisk.
"Prices generally range from 50 cents for shoes and purses up to $5 for dresses, suits and coats," she added. "And we have clothes for all four seasons."
Lisk noted that some items are brand new and still have the original sales tags.
This year's boutique opens to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the east end of the Tractor Supply Company building in Marietta's Frontier Shopping Center.
Donations of gently-used clothing, shoes and purses can be dropped off at the Unique Boutique from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Lisk said the Unique Boutique sale, conducted twice a year during spring and fall, benefits Zonta service projects, including the EVE women's and children's shelter, Washington State Community College scholarships and the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship.
"This is our No. 1 fundraiser of the year," said member Desni Crock. "We had so much clothing last year we had to set up extra tables. And typically we have a whole line of people waiting at the door when the sale begins Friday."
Crock said the $3-a-bag portion of the sale, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, is also a favorite every year.
Zonta is an international organization dedicated to the improvement of the legal, political, social, economic, and professional status of women around the world.