Home & Garden show returns Friday

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The Four Corners Home & Garden Show is back and bigger than ever.

“It’s a showcase of the businesses of the community and it’s the showcase of the community itself,” said Steve Wilderson, president of the Four Corners Builders Association, the nonprofit organization that helps put the show on.

The event showcases businesses that offer products and improvements to your home, garden and lawn. Ideas in home decorating, storage, and remodeling are expected to be presented, as well as home technology, entertainment, tools, hardware and equipment.

In addition to local favorites, Executive Officer Vonnie Robinson said this year’s show features booths with new local businesses as well as more businesses and products from outside the area.

“It’s the weekend before Mother’s Day, so people can come out, do some looking around, maybe do some shopping,” she said.

In the age of digital communications, Wilderson said good old fashioned face-to-face contact still has its value.

“I’ve had a lot of past customers contact me at the Home and Garden show and we’ll start a new job,” he said. “To actually sit there and talk to customers face-to-face, I don’t think a lot of businesses recognize the value of that.”

In addition, patrons to the show may find a product or service they didn’t even know they wanted, Robinson said.

There will be a pet house building contest and auction as well as a display of live pets up for adoption from the local animal shelter, she said. Half the proceeds from the pet house auction will go back to the builder, while the other half will go to an animal organization, she said.

In addition, there will also be food, refreshments and activities for the children, Robinson said, such as kiddie train rides and activities with the Cortez Fire Protection District and Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.

A raffle will be held for a Toshiba Thrive electronic tablet and a Toshiba 24 inch LED HD television.

A silent auction will also be held.

“We have a lot of people from the Four Corners area that are donating for the silent auction, even though they don’t have booths out there,” Robinson said.

The Four Corners Builders Association is a non profit organization that donates building material and labor to local schools and organizations. Proceeds from this year’s show will go toward college scholarships and various community projects.

The show starts Friday at noon and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $2 for those between the ages of 12 and 65 while free for children and seniors. Those who bring a non-perishable food item will receive $1 off admission — to benefit the Good Samaritan Center.

for more information, call 565-1771 or visit http://fourcornershomeandgardenshow.com.

Reach Reid Wright at reidw@cortezjournal.com