Home show generates dreams

Monday, February 19, 2007
Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette

Builders, remodelers, decorators -- and dreamers -- gathered at the annual home and builders show in McCook Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pam Harsh, director of the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the home show, said this morning that she and vendors were very pleased with the turnout of the three-day event. "We had about 2,500 through the doors," Harsh said, "despite the beautiful weather outside." She continued, "Vendors reported lots of good sales, and good leads for future sales." Harsh said, "Many vendors said they'd be back next year." Lowell Bedore and Rosalie Weskamp, both of McCook, won the two $500 certificates to be redeemed with home show vendors, and Barnett's Lumber and All That Pizazz of McCook won the plaque for the "Best Overall" vendor booth. Ron's Solid Tops 'n' Construction and Painting Plus, both of McCook won the "Best Decorated" plaque, and ReBath Bathroom Remodeling of North Platte was declared the "Most Informative" booth. At the booths, Todd Ellinger, below right, of Automotive Sales and Service and "Team Stihl," McCook, explained generators and power washers to five-year-old Dominic Wilson of Indianola; Brad Arends, below left, of BAC Siding and Windows, Grand Island, discussed the insulation value of siding with Jim Brandt of McCook; Theresa Wood, below right, of McCook was reflected in a trompe l'oeil mirror created by Roxann Doyle of Painting Plus; and two-year-old Morgan Keith, below left, of Indianola and Kathy and Mark Latta of McCook investigated a spa displayed by Tri-State Spas of McCook. (Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette)

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