Parent Connection Swap Meet Attracts Local Families

Five t-shirts, three pairs of shorts, Lincoln logs, two Sesame Street DVDs, and a stroller to carry them off all for $20. That’s the kind of deal that makes the biyearly Parent Connection Swap Meet one of the hottest spring events. Parents looking for bargains will converge on Canyon Crest Academy Sunday, April 18, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to save on everything they need for their newborns, infants and young children.

More than 300 vendor families will be selling used furniture, clothing, strollers, toys and books. In many cases some of the items will have been worn once or never removed from the box. “One family’s jumble is another’s jewel,” says Pam Nagata, Parent Connection coordinator. “It’s a win-win for local families. For example, a new parent can find some terrific deals on infant clothes and toys, while the seller family is able to clear out those items and stock up on toddler gear.”

The Parent Connection Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, located in Carmel Valley. Admission is $2 per person; children under 12 years old are free. Proceeds from the Swap Meet benefit Parent Connection families in crisis.

The Parent Connection is a nonprofit parenting support network sponsored by Scripps Health that provides support in the form of parenting classes, playgroups, special events and an active online network. Since its inception in 1980, local families have relied on the Parent Connection to guide them through the maze of parenthood. Membership in the Parent Connection is open to all San Diego families.

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Media Contact: Lisa Ohmstede
Phone: 858-626-7142
E-mail: ohmstede.lisa@scrippshealth.org