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Children’s store set to open

— A local couple will open the doors to Bring up a Child, a children’s retail store, on May 21.

The business, located at 101 E. Dewberry St., will specialize in used children’s clothing, toys, books, learning aids and more, as well as some new handmade items on consignment, owners Trinity and Zane Hylton said.

“We have three little ones ourselves and we saw a need for it in the community,” Trinity Hylton said.

“Parenting is difficult,” so it’s important to have support groups and a place for mothers and fathers to network, she said.

It will also have an upstairs room available for parties and will host parenting classes and seminars.

Hylton said she envisions the business as a place for “parents to meet and be better equipped to turn their kid into successful people who contribute to society.”

With the exception of the handmade items, all merchandise has been donated or purchased by the Hyltons, who are still looking for more donations of used children’s goods.

“We want it to be more of a boutique” than the typical second-hand store, said Trinity Hylton.

Owning their own business is new adventure for the family, who moved to Washington about two years ago from Texas.

They said the planning for the business has been in the works for about a year.

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