ST. GEORGE – Cherry Creek Radio presents the NU Bath Spring Home & Garden Expo at the Dixie Center this weekend, March 18 – 19, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
With a week of weather in the high 70’s, promise of impending spring can be seen and felt everywhere. Trees are blooming, sun is shining and Southern Utah is prime for that itch that gets people out into their gardens, finding invitations for new plantings, inspecting homes and spotting areas for improvement.
Event Coordinator Shawna Smith, tells St. George News that “the show is essentially sold out as pertains to vendors, featuring 140 diverse vendors, 70 percent of those being returning vendors from previous years and 30 percent being new vendors.”
“The Spring Home & Garden Show is a great opportunity for the public to meet with vendors who participated in the recent Parade of Homes,” Smith said. “When you parade the the homes it can be overwhelming and intimidating, you may think that what you saw and liked is beyond your means; but at the Spring Home & Garden Show you have opportunity to meet with many of these designers and vendors personally and find out how what you saw in the Parade of Homes can be accomplished for you within your means and suitable to your home.”
Smith expressed that the sense she receives from many of the Show’s vendors is that “we are starting to see the economy turnaround, a lot of them are starting to see profits again.”
“Spring is sort of that reawakening we need after the New Year begins, we all get to say ‘ah, it’s spring!’ and consider what we can do with what we have to awaken and renew our homes and gardens.”
The Spring Home & Garden Show, as always, features lots of goodies and give-always, everyone attending will be able to leave with a bag full of samples and information materials. “This year, hourly prizes will be given on drawings and the like. One of those will be a free Barnes & Noble NOOK to a prizewinner,” Smith said.
The Home & Garden Show includes providers of landscaping, plumbing, shutters, awnings, pools, spas, health and beauty – “yes, we have girly stuff too, health and beauty and fun jewelry” promises Smith. And of course the Show includes a central food court with fare for meals and treats and the like.
Admission is $5 for adults; children aged 12 years and under are free. A portion of the proceeds of admission will go to Dixie Care & Share. “We are very committed to Dixie Care & Share,” says Smith, and “the contribution we are able to make to its purpose is a big part of our motivation in doing this Expo.”
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