TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The annual Children's Consignment Sale kicked off Thursday at the Tupelo Furniture Market.
Business owners are excited, but they have to balance that with keeping their customers safe.
“We’re following all federal, state and local guidelines,” Michelle Cox said.
She is the host.
Originally set for March, the coronavirus pandemic forced Cox to reschedule the event, but now the weekend event is open for business with extra safety precautions in place.
Cox said a cleaning service perpetually cleans in hourly rotations. Also, stickers placed on the ground help patrons practice social distancing.
“In the city of Tupelo, masks aren’t mandatory or required, but we’re highly encouraging that.”
Cox is not only selling goods for the little ones but also face masks, face shields and other protective gear.
As patrons walk through the front door, hand sanitizing stations are accessible to use while shopping.
Cox said she’s happy to have this event safely.
“I had everything in place for March and then you have to undo everything and then redo everything, and when we made the decision to go forward, we literally pulled it all together in a week and a half two weeks.”
The Consignment Sale will be open throughout the weekend.