Friendsgiving How To Guide

You’ve heard it said, “You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.” Most of our friends inevitably become part of our family. If family is far away, gather all your friends to celebrate “Friendsgiving”! If your friends have kids, invite them all as we have got the insights on some kid friendly Friendsgiving activities.

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Duck Worth Reading – November & December 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

The holidays are among us! Got some last minute shopping to do? Whether it’s for your kids or their friends, we have got your holiday needs covered. Stop in and let us help you find the perfect gift!


 Ames Location Events

Raising Reader Book Drive 

What?

Raising Readers in Story County would like to provide 1000 books to Salvation Army Families of Story County area this holiday season. You can help!

You can gift new children’s books by dropping them off at the any of these convenient drop-off locations.

Your gift will help 100’s of children of Story County discover new worlds, learn new things, and experience amazing adventures through books.

Drop-off locations:
Chocolaterie Stam
Cook’s Emporium
Duck Worth Wearing
First United Methodist Church
First Christian Church
Gilger Designs
Olde Main Brewing Company
Pumpkin Patch
Stoltze and Stoltze
The Loft
Turning Head’s Salon
The Ames Chamber
United Church of Christ

When?

October 22nd through December 7th

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA

Snow Magic

What?

The Snow Magic begins in November with the community Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday season kick-off events. Small Business Saturday is a promotion that reminds the community and visitors of the local benefits of shopping small.

Downtown Ames is a festive area to spend time during Holiday season!

Presenting Sponsors: The Loft and Cafe Diem.  Supporting Sponsors: Stoltze & Stoltze Family Dentistry, Vision Bank, Della Viti, Gilger Designs, and Scott Richardson State Farm Insurance.

When?

Thursday, November 8th

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA

Ames & Ankeny Location Events

Black Friday 

What?

A shopping day that needs no introduction. Join us Black Friday for amazing deals!!! Watch our Facebook page for the most up to date deals.

When?

Friday, November 23rd

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing  Ames & Ankeny, IA

Small Business Saturday 

What?

Support small business by purchasing Christmas gifts at local shops. We’ll have special deals for the day at both locations so check our Facebook page for updates! 

When?

Saturday, November 24th

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing  Ames & Ankeny, IA


Holiday Hours! 

Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday:Normal Business Hours

Christmas Eve:10am-2pm

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26th: Closed

New Years Eve: 10am-2pm

New Years Day: Closed


Consignment Announcements 

Last Call! Accepting winter clothing ends December 15th Click here for more information

● Spring & Summer! Consignment for spring and summer clothing will begin January 15th. Spring consignment includes short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve shirts. rain jackets, jeans, pants, capris, ankle booties, light jackets, athletic wear, Easter Dresses, dress shoes, soccer and baseball gear, and swimsuits.

● 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!

Adorable Winter hats ~ These would make perfect stocking stuffers, although we completely understand if you can’t wait and pick a few up today.


 

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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 – September & October 2018 Newsletter


Hello!

Get your knock knock jokes ready because it’s almost time for Halloween! Need a little help with your costumes this year? No problem! Stop in to either Duck Worth Wearing locations and see what we have in stock. We’ve got a ton of fall event, fun for the entire family! Read on to learn more!


 Ames Location Events

RESTAURANT WEEK 

Enjoy all there is to eat and drink in downtown Ames! Over a dozen downtown restaurants and bars will offer special prices, unique entrees, and great drink options.

Participating Locations:
– Aunt Maude’s
– Bar La Tosca
– Cafe Diem
– Chocolaterie Stam
– Della Viti
– Downtown Deli
– Great Harvest Bread Co.
– Great Plains Sauce & Pizza Dough Co.
– The Grove Cafe
– Little Woods Herbal
– London Underground
– Olde Main Brewing Co.
– Smiles Food Carts
– Wheatsfield Cooperative
– Whiskey River

This community event is presented by The Loft and Cafe Diem and supported by Stoltze & Stoltze Family Dentistry, Vision Bank, Scott Richardson State Farm Insurance, Della Viti, and Gilger Designs. Dine Downtown Ames is a participant in the Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week.

When?

September 14th-23rd

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 

OKTOBERFEST

What?

Live polka music, dancing, great German food, Guten Tag, and much more! Beer will be sold by the glass from 1-10 pm with a special craft beer sampling through tickets until 5 pm.

When?

September 15th

Where?

Main Street Ames, IA 

$10 Admission in advance $12 at the gate!

All persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.

Main Street Trick or Treat 

What?

Are you a fan of trick or treating? Or maybe your kids are! Trick or Treating in Downtown Ames is always a fun, family friendly event. Our friendly businesses in Downtown Ames get to enjoy an afternoon with the kids,.

When?

October 26th 10 am- 2 pm

Where?

Main Street, Ames Iowa

 


Consignment Announcements 

 

●Halloween costumes will be accepted at both Duck Worth Wearing locations starting September 1st. We will stop accepting Halloween costumes on October 15th.

●Winter consignment begins October 1st. These items include; long sleeve shirts, winter coats and boots, closed toe shoes and boots, heavy sweaters/ cardigans, jeans, pants, and snow gear.

●Christmas and holiday clothing consignment will also begin on October 1st

● 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!

Stop by and grab your kid a new toy or two, but don’t forget about you! From strollers to carriers, we have everything mom needs. Check out our new inventory at your closest Duck Worth Wearing location or even shop online!


 

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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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Back to School Organization

As you send your tots back to school, this serves as the perfect time to deep clean and get rid of all the gear they can’t seem to bear to let go. With fall right around the corner, you’ll also need room for the comforts of the autumn haul. Now is a great time to get their old clothes into Duck Worth Wearing for consignment! This will help keep you organized for the school year. Read on to learn some tips and tricks for your most organized year yet!

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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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