Duck Worth Reading – August 2015 Newsletter



We couldn’t be more thankful for the Duck Worth Wearing community as we saw your generosity in action at the 5K Go for Gwen Fundraiser. We had great success and we are so grateful to you! August is a full month with tax free weekend, wrapping up dollar days, and many Main Street activities. Don’t be a stranger and we’ll see you soon!

Mark your Calendar.

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Tax Free Weekend!

What: There will be no sales tax on our goods sold on tax free weekend.  Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to take advantage of these additional savings for back to school gear!

Where: Main Street

When: Friday August 7th & Saturday August 8th

Farmers Market 2015

Ames Main Street Farmers Market

What: The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event, that is 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.

When: Saturdays now through September 25th. 8am-12:30pm

Where: 300 and 400 block Main Street, Ames Iowa

Ames Main Street Foodies & Brew

Foodies & Brew Ames

What: Local restauranteurs 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 sponsored by Munn Lumber. Stick around after the tasting and enjoy a summer concert by Burnin’ Sensations and beer garden in beautiful downtown Ames. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased here.

When: Friday August 14th

Where: Downtown Ames


Please note we are no longer accepting summer but we are accepting back to school!
We Accept Fall clothing includes

  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • Leotards
  • Soccer/football cleats
  • Back-to-school items
  • No fleece, flannel, corduroy, or sweatshirts

We will be taking fall clothing starting August 1st

We will take back to school consignment now!

Bring in your winter items starting September 1st!

Note:  We know it can be frustrating if we tell you to bring something back at a later date. Even though it might state that we are taking it currently on our website, we are trying to make sure items have the best opportunity to sell! This will make you more money in the end.

  • The website is to be used as a guidance and we will deviate off that if we feel certain items will sell better for you at a different time.
  • We aren’t trying to be difficult, we just want to make as much money for you as possible! We watch what is selling and if we say we are taking jackets and zip up sweatshirts on our website and then we tell you to bring them back, we keep an eye on what sells.
  • A lot of it depends on the weather.  If we have a cold spring, coats will sell, if we have a hot summer, coats will sit on the racks.  We don’t want to be wishy washy, we simply want to give your items the best chance to sell and make you money.  Always feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions!

Fall is a busy season for Duck Worth Wearing, so please limit yourself to 50 items of clothing or less.

Big Thank You!!!

Go for gwen


Gwen is a loved employee of Duck Worth Wearing who has stage 3 esophageal cancer. We recently held a fundraiser to help support her during this time. It was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 5K walk/run. After expenses we were able to raise $7,000 for Gwen and her family.

If you still wish to donate you can do so through the Go Fund Me Account. 

Useful Information.

Melissa & Doug kids table Whether you homeschool, work from home, or simply take care of the home management of meal planning, appointment setting, and homework help, chances are you don’t work in an optimal setting. Sometimes it’s not possible to afford the luxury of extra square footage for a dedicated home work space. We’ve come up with five creative ways to use your existing spaces to optimize your ability to focus and get more done in the comfort of your own home. Read this month’s blog here. 

In Closing.

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news. We hope you’ve marked your calendar to take advantage of the tax free weekend as you prepare your family for back to school. We hope to see you soon!

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

Amy Abrams

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