Annual Home and Garden show will be held Feb. 19-21
The 36th annual Golden Sands Home Builders Association’s Home and Garden Show will take place Friday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 21, at SentryWorld in Stevens Point.
The organization hopes to be able to answer questions community members have about projects they are working on or wish to start.
Rebekah Marty, the committee chair for the show, said there is something for everyone, whether they have a current project or not. There are venders covering everything from homebuilders, suppliers, insurance providers, food and fun.
Included in this year’s show are seminars, cooking demonstrations and more than 70 exhibitors. Some exhibitors include Heartland Custom Homes, Kobe Gallery and Wausau Homes. The presenting sponsor is Assured Restoration. The seminars and cooking demos will be presented by local businesses such as Christian’s Bistro and PJ’s Restaurant.
As in previous years, there will be raffles. The prizes this year include a 55-inch flat screen TV donated by Furniture & Appliancemart and a stainless steel dishwasher donated by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.
While adults look at the vender booths, children can be entertained in a number of ways. This year there is the Lowe’s kid’s clinic, a photo booth, bouncy houses, face painting and crafts. By supplying these and the free 12 and younger tickets, the organization hopes to make this a family event, Marty said.
New this year is the driving range, which will be open and free to all attendees to practice their golf swing. SentryWorld will also provide concessions for the first time.
The show has also moved from the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center to SentryWorld in order to have a change in venue and give the convention a new feel this year, Marty said.
Last year more than 1,200 people attended, and the organization hopes to increase this number. Marty said people may come because they are curious about what the inside of SentryWorld looks like and enjoy the activities.
“Spend as much time (as needed) there, take advantage of the activities we have open that interest everyone,” Marty said.
Tickets are $6 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $5 when a nonperishable item is donated at the door.