Home & garden show blossoms PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:13
Area residents gather at the Stroh Center for the annual Home and Garden Show. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
In three years, the annual Home and Garden Show has blossomed into a popular event for many area residents.
On Sunday approximately 1,700 people visited the Stroh Center for the showcase of businesses offering products and services for all aspects of home living.
There were water systems for both inside and outside, including gutter systems, water treatment and bathroom remodeling. There were lighting products and services also offered for both indoors and outdoors.
In addition, educational programs were offered throughout the day.
Bowling Green resident Angie Blake, who attended with her husband, Chris and their daughters, said both she and the girls enjoyed the variety of activities for the kids which were conducted on the second floor. The youth could build a project or plant vegetable or flower seeds.
"It really was a fun, family event," she said.
Young Natalie Blake said she liked planting the flowers, one of the activities on the upper level.
Chris Blake said he hoped to find some different ideas for the home and home improvements.
The couple noted their appreciation for the volume of local vendors.
"We like seeing what the local companies have to offer," she said. Another Bowling Green resident, Mike Keman, also enjoyed the “selection of different vendors” as he, too was looking for home improvement ideas.
“I was surprised by the dogs, but I guess they are part of homes, too,” Keman said of the booths which featured canine training and rescue.
From banking to garden shops and landscape services; from computers and household products to home security; from outdoor projects and insulation to indoor remodeling, there was a wide variety of information, products and services available for those who attended.
Organizers said the vendors indicated a very positive response, with at least 30 already committed to next year’s show which is set for April 18, 2015. The show is sponsored by the Sentinel-Tribune.
Elizabeth Barnett, 8, creates artwork from clay with Tiffany Hyland from the Manabigama Pottery Center.
Nick Snyder and his daughter, Nina, build a trojan horse piggy bank at the Home Depot booth.
Dr. Paul Silcox (left) and Roy Fleming talk during the Home and Garden show at the Stroh Center.
Theresa Bowers and her children, Tyson and Madison, pet Cushion, a dog available for adoption From the Wood County Humane Society.
Grace Dickson (right) plants a seed in a flower pot made from old Sentinel-Tribune newspapers during the Home and Garden show at the Stroh Center.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 11:59

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