Newaygo Home-Health & Garden Show arrives Saturday April 21
Not exactly the kind of Spring we were anticipating, huh?
I mean by now I wanted my hands in the dirt not gripping the snow shovel that has twice now needed to be resurrected from its summer storage spot and put to use. Granted a little cabin fever paranoia might have something to do with it but it almost feels like the thing is laughing at me when I’m forced to make a return visit after having dispatched it to the back of the shed.
Yes it has not been pretty and the sheer length of this elongated period of time Mark Mathis referred to in a previous N3 column as our 5th season has led to the gnashing of teeth throughout our climes.and
We all need a little evidence that the long awaited Spring (and I’m referring to the real one that involves warmth and flowers and green stuff and all) is imminent, right?
Well, how about the Annual River Country Chamber Home-Health & Garden Show coming to Newaygo Middle School Saturday April 21 from 9am - 2pm. This free event has become a must-go for local folks who want to witness the wealth of goods and services our community offers.
The show always brings a few surprises as vendors find intriguing ways to stand out among the crowd (loved the bikes at Smart Energy last year) and an ample amount of giveaways are there for the taking.
“We have a great mix of vendors this year,” said event Chair Scott Swinehart. “We are proud that we continue to have vendors that have been involved since the event's inception 8 years ago and excited to grow with new vendors each year.”
The event features door prizes and a couple of tasty options for eats as Two Hot Tamales and Old Iron Bar & Grill will be on hand because browsing tends to make one hungry.
As they have for the past couple of years the H-H&G Show is bringing in the services of Shred-It from 10am-1pm, an outstanding opportunity to rid yourself of those papers you’ve been hanging onto far too long.
A special guest is also making an appearance as Destiny the Bald Eagle who made local social media news when he stopped in for a checkup at Newaygo Family Dental will be making a visit at 11 am.
And have you heard about the Hub Center? They’re the local radio control car aficionados who have been holding races and promoting the activity throughout the area. They will have their set up there and if you are 10 or older you can give them a spin at no charge.
Spring is a time of renewal and the Home-Health & Garden Show brings together a number of options to explore. Whether looking at healthier lifestyle changes, getting some ideas for the house and yard or maybe needing some advice to secure a better financial future, the show will offer plenty of alternatives to consider.
It’s fun, it’s informative and it’s a chance to run into friends and neighbors ready to shake off the last vestiges of winter and plunge into spring.
“The Home -Health and Garden show has continued to be wonderfully supported by our sponsors, vendors and community members,” added Swinehart. “This year we will be doing a check presentation at 1pm to the Newaygo Entrepreneurial and Technology Club for all of their help with event design, tech assistance, set up and interviews. This club has been a great benefit to the event. The students do a fantastic job and we look forward to continuing this relationship.”
Main Event sponsors: Avalon Building Concepts, The Fremont Area Community Foundation, Kohley’s Superior Water and Propane, Mellema Nursery and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial.
Grand Hall Sponsors: Midwest Steel Carports, Murray Lumber & Supply Inc. and Patriot Realty.
Healthy Living Sponsors: Community Home Health Care Services , Family Health Care and Randy Poll-Greenridge Realty.
Tote Bag Sponsors: Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors - Newaygo Office , Great Lakes Signature Properties , Miracle Ear and RE/MAX River Valley