By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2010
(L to R): Joe Newby and Jennifer Lawson-Newby and their “quads,” Tara and Steve Myrter with their twins, Paula Evans with her twins, Jennifer Quinnelly (standing) with her twins and daughter Taylor, and Martha Vargas and her twins.
Attention all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! As you know, the little ones in your family seem to outgrow their clothes and toys faster than you can provide them. This month you will be able to find everything you need, all in one place, to get your family through fall and winter – warm clothing, costumes and other holiday items, furniture, bedding, décor, toys, games, and much, much more. The best part is, everything is in good condition and costs up to 90-95 percent off retail prices. Tulsa Mothers of Multiples (TMOMs) is holding their annual fall/winter sale on September 25, 2010 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located off Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow. The sale is free and open to the public.
“Tulsa Mothers of Multiples has 133 members, including 115 parents with twins, 8 sets of triplets, and a set of quads,” says Jennifer Quinnelly, who holds several positions in the organization, including publicity chair, historian, national/state representative, and secretary for the Oklahoma Mothers of Multiples (OMOMs). “Our semi-annual sale is one of the many ways the club supports its members. It gives them the opportunity to make some extra money and clean out their extra stuff. It’s also perfect for local families to purchase the things they need and save a lot of money.”
The September 25th sale will offer fall and winter clothing for everyone in the family, holiday items such as Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving and Christmas décor, furniture including full bedroom and nursery sets, bedding, appliances, electronics, DVDs and CDs, toys, games, books and a lot more. “You never know what treasures you’ll find,” says Jennifer. “Last year we had a blu-ray player. We typically have a large selection of strollers, baby furniture and outside play equipment.”
All of the items not sold during the sale are donated to local charities. Extra items may also be donated to members who are in need. Kym Brophy, sale chair, shares that recently one member of the club lost all of her belongings in a house fire. “Everyone in the club rallied to help out, donating clothing and household items. That’s one of the wonderful things about TMOMs – we are here to support each other in any way we can.”
Tulsa Mothers of Multiples is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support to parents, grandparents and guardians with multiple children. In addition to the semi-annual sales, TMOMs offers members a resource library, play dates, social activities, monthly meetings, and membership to Oklahoma Mothers of Multiples and the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (NOMOTC).
“Our monthly meetings provide an opportunity for networking and discussion, and is a great time for new parents to ask questions and get advice from more experienced members. We also have speakers who discuss a variety of family-oriented topics, such as pediatricians and family therapists,” Jennifer explains. “The club offers a lot of social events as well, including play dates, ‘moms only’ get-togethers, and ‘couples only’ dates.”
For more information about TMOMs, visit www.tulsamoms.org or call Alesha Baker at (918) 779-5933. Mark your calendars now for their annual fall/winter sale, September 25 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at First United Methodist Church, 112 E. College in downtown Broken Arrow. Feel free to bring a laundry basket or bags to carry your items. Only cash will be accepted.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.