Beat the Heat-Popsicle Recipes that Kids Can Make

Summer is winding down but the heat isn’t. Need some new ideas to keep the kids cool and entertained? Try these cool popsicle recipes, they’re fun and easy to make!

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Duck Worth Reading – July & August 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! We have got a lot of great things going on the next few weeks as our summer winds down. The Fourth of July parade will be an event you don’t want to miss. Dollar Days are coming up fast and we have all kinds of great deals for those back to school outfits. Read on to find out more!


 Ames Location Events

The 4th of July Parade

What?

The 4th of July Parade is sponsored by Duck Worth Wearing and is one of the largest events of the summer, it attracted thousands of attendees last year! What a great connection between Main Street and the city of Ames! Join us before at the Ames City Hall for a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-10:30.

When?

July 4th, 11:00 am

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 

Ames & Ankeny Location Events

Summer Dollar Days

What?

Perhaps the sale our customers look forward to the most, Dollar Days are here! Tons of great kids items for just $1.

When?

July 26th-28th – During normal business hours

Where?

Ames and Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Locations 

Bag Sale! 

 

What?

Fill a bag and pay just $5! Stock up on all the clothes you need for your summer vacation or plan ahead for back to school! This is a great way to score big on deals for your kid’s clothes!

When?

Starting July 29th

Where?

Ames and Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Locations 

Tax Free Weekend

What?

Tax free weekend, when no tax will be collected on sales of an article of clothing or footwear having a selling price less than $100.00. It is a great weekend to stock up for the fall!

When?

August 3rd-4th

Where?

Ames and Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Locations 

 

Ankeny Location Events 

Summerfest!

What?

Ankeny’s annual SummerFest is a four day celebration with carnival rides, parades, bands, family fun, and more!

When?

July 12th-15th

Where?

SummerFest is held outdoors at Prairie Ridge Middle School and Prairie Ridge Sports Complex at NW Ash Dr. and NW Prairie Ridge Dr. 


Consignment Announcements 

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays

If you are not already, take a moment and follow us on Facebook & Instagram. You will not be sorry!


Hot Product Alerts!

Lemon Vines ~ These teething necklaces are just what you’ve been waiting for! This product is awesome for littles who are struggling with the pain of cutting teeth!


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Duck Worth Reading – May & June 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

The clouds have finally broken and the sunshine is a welcome long lost friend! We’ve got some exciting events in down town Ames and our Ankeny store to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. Dollar days are on the horizon and you won’t want to miss all the incredible deals. This is just a fraction of the awesome activities we have in store in the coming months.   Read on to find out more!


 Ames Location Events

FOODIES AND BREW

What?

Foodies & Brew is a fundraiser for Downtown Ames to support beautification and growth of the downtown business district.   Local restaurateurs and chefs will showcase their talents by providing samples of unique food creations. Event attendees will be encouraged to visit each station and vote for the People’s Choice Award. A selection of craft beers will also be available for sampling, and each attendee will receive a souvenir glass.

When?

May 11, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA Airport Hangar

Click here to buy tickets! GA $30 Day of tickets $35

DOWNTOWN ART WALK 

What?

The annual ArtWalk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors and much more.

When?

 Friday June 2nd from 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street, Ames Iowa

Ames & Ankeny Location Events

Summer Dollar Days

What?

Perhaps the sale our customers look forward to the most, Dollar Days are here! Tons of great kids items for just $1.

When?

July 26th-28th – During normal business hours

Where?

Ames and Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Locations 

Bag Sale! 

 

What?

Fill a bag and pay just $5! Stock up on all the clothes you need for your summer vacation or plan ahead for back to school! This is a great way to score big on deals for your kid’s clothes!

When?

Starting July 29th

Where?

Ames and Ankeny Duck Worth Wearing Locations 

Ankeny Location Events 

Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny will be one of the many sponsors of Ankeny Celebrates Education! This invite-only event gathers all of the AMAZING teachers from our community to thank them for their countless hours of hard work with the community! Remember to thank your favorite teachers!


Consignment Announcements 

Last Call! Accepting Summer Clothing Ends June 30th: We are now accepting shorts, tank tops, sandals, swim shoes, swimsuits, baseball pants, cleats, outdoor toys and equipment.  Click here for more informaiton.

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays

If you are not already, take a moment and follow us on Facebook & Instagram. You will not be sorry!


Hot Product Alerts!

Designer Swimsuits ~ Why pay high retail prices for designer swimsuits when we have them right here in store for way less! These adorable pieces won’t last long so come on in to see us soon!


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Creating the Perfect Lemonade Stand

Did you know the first Sunday of May is National Lemonade Day!?  That’s right! If you needed another legitimate reason to get out and enjoy the lovely weather this spring, we’ve got you covered.  Read on to find out how to create the perfect lemonade stand, or if you aren’t a big D.I.Y. fan buy one from us!

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Duck Worth Reading – March and April 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Spring is upon us this month! As you prepare for spring break travel, and Easter, remember we have all the gear to set you up for both. Bring in those clothes your littles have out grown and consign them! Use your new found money to buy new and refresh their wardrobes before you head off on vacation. We’ve got a lot of great deals to check out this spring!  Read on to find out more.


 Ames Location Events

AMES MAIN STREET MUSIC WALK

 

What?

Melodies fill the air in downtown Ames as local businesses host musicians of all genres.  Stroll from business to business throughout downtown and enjoy the variety of talent Ames has to offer!  There will also be food trucks, and children’s activities.  This is a family-friendly event for the young, the old, and everyone in between!

When?

Friday, April 6, 5-8pm

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 


Consignment Announcements 

Accepting Spring & Summer Clothing: We are now accepting short sleeve shirts, jeans and capris will be taken through May, Easter dresses, rain gear, spring jackets, soccer and baseball uniforms and cleats will be taken through April. We are also accepting summer items such as shorts, tank tops, sandals, swim shoes, swimsuits, baseball pants, cleats, outdoor toys and equipment.  Click here for more informaiton.

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays

If you are not already, take a moment and follow us on Facebook & Instagram. You will not be sorry!


Hot Product Alerts!


Easter Prep! ~ We have outfits for all the kiddos, as well as toys, books, and small accessories to stuff those Easter baskets full of fun. Check out this month’s blog for more tips on assembling creative basket ideas!


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We are committed to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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“Think Outside the Basket” Ideas for a Traditional Easter Basket

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Easter is right around the corner and we have some “Out of the Basket” ideas to inspire a twist on an Easter tradition. All of these ideas are available for purchase at Duck Worth Wearing in Ames and Ankeny!

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Duck Worth Reading – January and February 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Despite the below freezing temperatures, we are only months away from brighter and warmer days. Spring consignment is welcome now. We also have a ton of sales with Dollar days, our bag sale, as well as our everyday low prices you will want to stop in to take advantage of. Read on to find out more!


 Ames & Ankeny Location Events

DOLLAR DAYS

What?

Thousands of items marked down to $1 and sales throughout the store.

When?

Thursday January 25th through Sunday January 28th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ames & Ankeny 

 

BAG SALE

What?

Fill a bag of sale items and pay only $5 for the whole bag!

When?

Sunday January 28th through Tuesday January 30th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ankeny & Ames, Iowa

DIY DAY!

What?
We have a new event in Downtown Ames called  DIY (Do It Yourself) Saturday!
Downtown Ames businesses will offer classes and instruction for hands on projects you can make and take. Learn several new crafts and skills all in one fun-filled afternoon!
We want to extend the DIY Saturday to include our Ankeny location. We will be doing Melissa and Doug crafts for all ages at both of our locations!
At The Loft in Ames we will be teaching you how to turn old t-shirts into awesome headbands and hair ties! All materials will be provided.

When?

Saturday, February 24th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing in Ankeny & Main Street in Ames


Consignment Announcements 

 We Accept

Accepting Spring Clothing: We are now accepting short sleeve shirts, 3/4 sleeve shirts, rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, light jackets, athletic wear, Easter dresses, dress shoes, soccer & baseball gear, and swimsuits.  Click here for more informaiton.

● Reminders: When bringing in toys, especially while clearing out for Christmas, make sure all the toys are cleaned, have all the pieces, and have working batteries. Please put toys with multiple pieces in their own separate bag to show that it is all one set – otherwise we will not be able to accept those items.

● Discontinuing Holds: We will no longer be accepting holds. You may purchase through our new website or over the phone and we will then reserve your item with payment. We do allow returns, so you may always purchase and later return if you decide you no longer need the item. This keeps everything fair for both customers and consignors.

● Returns: All items have to be returned to the store they were originally purchased. Ames purchases will only be able to be returned in Ames, and the same goes for our Ankeny location. All returns will only be accepted up to two weeks from original purchase date.

● Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!

No consignment is accepted on Sundays


Hot Product Alerts!

 

Melissa & Doug ~ This toy line is fully stocked and ready for your shopping needs. Check out our inventory of product designed to help your child be the designer! Get creative today!

 


 

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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking time to read our news. We are committed to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook in Ames or Ankeny to keep tabs on the newest items entering the Ames and Ankeny stores! Don’t forget you can now conveniently shop directly from our website!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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