COSHOCTON -- With the first day of spring on this page of the calendar its time to spruce up the house and make plans to generally improve your home and your life.
The fifth annual Home & Lifestyle Show is Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 at the Coshocton County Career Center on Airport Road across from Walmart.
Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton the Home & Lifestyle Show has something for everyone. There will be equipment dealers, garden centers, landscapers, flooring specialists, construction firms, and even invisible fencing for animals in addition to many other exhibitors from Coshocton and the surrounding communities.
There is no admission or parking fee for this weekend event. In addition this year, Relay For Life will have a fundraising called "Spring into Relay" held on Saturday, March 9 at the Hopewell School, adjacent to the Career Center. You can enjoy the action of both events without moving your car.
The Home Show will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and begin with an "All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast" sponsored by Habitat. The breakfast will be of pancakes, bacon, sausage and beverage and served to you by donation. At noon, the menu will change to lunch that includes soup, sandwich, and dessert with coffee or tea for only $5.
On Sunday, the Blue Star Mothers will offer a soup and sandwich lunch from noon until 3 p.m.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, all of those personal papers you want to get rid of can be shredded by Shred-It. For only a donation, you can watch your papers be destroyed and rest assured the paper will be recycled. Sponsored by Lity's Scrap Yard and Old Towne Realty this popular service will be available until 2 p.m. on Saturday in the east parking lot.
At the same time and location the ReStore will be sponsoring electronics recycling. Your old cell phones, computers, and ink cartridges will be accepted. Unfortunately, hey cannot take any tvs. They will accept donations to help with defray cost and also benefit Habitat for Humanity in another home build.
The seminars are always a highlight of the show and this year is no exception. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Deb Gaumer of the Garden Patch will speak on "Growing to Show." At 11 a.m. Paul McHam of CESI (Combined Environmental Systems, Inc) will speak on ways to clear your home of mold and mildew. Then at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Tim Kettler of Action Septic Service will give us steps to maintain healthy drains and septic systems.
Sunday's seminars begin a 1 p.m. and feature Dr. Abdel Albalakosuy, DVM, who will address flea and tick born diseases and Dr. Chad Guess who will speak about "Lifestyle Well-Being" at 2:15 p.m. Dr. Guess is very interested in nutritional and exercise changes to improve one's life and his topic should have general appeal.
The annual raffle prizes and door prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Winners need not be present to win.
First prize in the Raffle is a $300 meat shopping spree at West Lafayette Village Market and a grill from Sears to fix it on.
Second prize is two arborvitae donated by Kobel's Landscaping. The third prize is a fire pit courtesy of Auer Hardware. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Home & Lifestyle Show.
Door prize registration is available to everyone who attends the Show. Just fill out the coupon when you enter the show. Recipients will be notified when they win.