Welcome to the Summer of 2016 at Duck Worth Wearing! ‘Tis the season of farmers markets, the Art Walk, and other outdoor fun. You don’t want to miss our chalk color contest, new ISU Alumni discount card 10% off deal, and a new product line! Check out our seasonal newsletter for all the info on deals, events, and everything new in consignment.
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United Way Food Drive
Hunger is real. For the first time in five years, the need is growing. More than one in four children in Story County is eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. Once summer break starts, these children won’t have access to school-provided meals. Therefore, the need for food at local food pantries is even greater during the summer months. To combat the need, United Way of Story County (UWSC) will hold the eighth annual LIVE UNITED Food Drive. Don’t forget to check the expiration dates!
Duck Worth Wearing is proud to join the United Way in combatting hunger. From April 25th to May 5th, we will be collecting canned goods for donation. It is a great cause that has served many local families. And if that’s not enough to motivate, we would like to pay it forward. For every 1-4 cans brought in, you will get $1.00 off your purchase, 5-9 cans $3.00 off and 10+ cans $5.00 off! We look forward to your donations!
- canned pineapple & mandarin oranges
- canned chicken
- soup (not tomato or chicken)
- canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
- diapers (size 4-6 and pull-ups)
- laundry detergent
- shampoo & conditioner
- toilet paper & paper towels
- toothpaste & toothbrushes
April 25-May 5
Duck Worth Wearing Ames, Iowa will have a box for drop offs.
Bike Night 4th Friday
Get your motor running and head to downtown Ames on the 4th Friday of the month from May through September! Enjoy a night of motorcycles, live music, great food, and a beer garden! Stage and vendors will be on Douglas between Main and 5th Streets. Follow our Bike Night Facebook page for all of the latest updates on this great event!
Fourth Friday of the month May – September 2016
Motorcycle only parking will be along Main Street in the 200, 300, and 400 blocks.
Main Street Art Walk
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. Join us on Main Street for the ArtWalk and see creativity in action!
For the second year we are having a chalk drawing contest for ages 12 and under. It is free to sign up and every child entered gets a package of chalk.
- You will pick up chalk at Duck Worth Wearing anytime during the evening and will be able to draw in 3 different locations on Main Street and you will be given instruction when you arrive.
- You can sign your child up for the sidewalk art contest at Duck Worth Wearing at 232 Main Street.
- Chalk drawings will be in 2 age groups for the prizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be given! A celebrity judge will come around and choose the winners. The drawing contest will run from 5-7:30pm.
Friday, June 3rd
Main Street Farmers’ Market
The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.
Starting May 7th through October 29th Saturdays 9am-12:30pm
**Duck Worth Wearing will Open at 9am on these select Saturdays – Note this is a change from our normal business hours!
300 & 400 blocks of Main Street Ames, Iowa
Brand New Melissa & Doug Designs for Summer
Available now in Store!
We are now part of the ISU Alumni Discount Program. Receive 10% off your entire purchase at Duck Worth Wearing by showing your member card or membership on phone app.
New Product Alert
Duck Worth Wearing is excited to carry children’s amber jewelry from Lemon Vines. These beautiful pieces are authentic baltic amber jewelry for babies. Check out the website to view the children’s line under the amber tab. www.lemonvines.com
The amber can be helpful in relieving teething pain for babies and toddlers.
Spring and Summer consignment are here!!!!
- Short Sleeve Shirts
- Easter Dresses
- White shoes
- Spring jackets
- Rain gear
- Soccer Uniforms & Cleats
- Sleeveless shirts
- Baseball pants
- Baseball cleats (only through April 1st)
- Swim Shoes
Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!
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During the winter months it is easy for kids to get engrossed in technology when they can’t get outside. That makes it all the more important when spring time rolls around to be able to get everyone out of the house to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few ideas on how to get those little people out and about and into the garden for some quality time with nature!
Until we Meet Again
Thank you for taking the time to read our seasonal news. We are committing 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 to keep tabs on the newest items entering the store!
Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!