Despite a shake-up in leadership at the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, the annual Boone County Home and Garden Show will begin tomorrow with more vendors and the usual lineup of dinners.
About 70 vendors have signed up to participate in the show, which highlights home improvement, landscaping and gardening products and ideas. New vendors include The Wind, a Whitestown-based etching company; String Green Foam Insulation of Indianapolis; and Sherriff-Goslin Roofing; among others.
The show will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday in the Witham Health Services Pavilion and Centennial Hall at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, said April Reece, administrative coordinator for the chamber.
Reece said the show was moved from the commercial building to Centennial Hall because the hall is connected to the Witham Pavilion via a tunnel and has heating and air conditioning.
Because of recent staff changes at the chamber, Reece said that this year’s show will mimic last year’s in its schedule and activities. But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t attend the free event.
“Come out, have a good time and meet our new venders,” Reece said. “This will give you an idea of what you can add to your spring projects.”
This year’s raffle prize is a Weber Grill, along with a $50 gift card to Saint Adrian Meats and Sausage and a gift pack of barbecue sauce and seasoning from Shoup’s Country Foods. Attendees can enter the raffle by getting a sign-up form in The Lebanon Reporter; at Arni’s Restaurant, 202 W. Washington St., Lebanon; or at the show.
Lebanon Utilities will provide free transportation to and from the show.
This year will also include the regular schedule of nightly dinners at the Farm Bureau Community Building.
The Lebanon Kiwanis Club pancake supper will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m Thursday. Tickets are $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. On Friday, the Knights of Columbus will host the fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Advance tickets are $1 less. The Boone County 4-H Chicken and Pork Chop Barbecue is 4 to 8 p.m Saturday. Tickets are $8.50 in advance or $9 at the door.