WEIRTON - Spring is in the air this weekend at the Serbian-American Cultural Center with the annual Tri-State Home and Garden Show.
The fourth-annual event, showcasing approximately 80 local vendors, kicked off Friday with a crowd of visitors viewing a variety of displays, with everything from flooring and window samples to cleaning services, insurance agencies, chiropractors and gardening supplies.
The show is sponsored this year by DeNoon Lumber, Weirton Medical Center and Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration. It is organized by Beyond Marketing of Wheeling, in cooperation with the Weirton Area and Jefferson County chambers of commerce.
SHOW BEGINS — The Tri-State Home and Garden Show kicked off Friday with a Business After Hours for members of the Weirton Area and Jefferson County chambers of commerce, as well as approximately 80 vendors. Helping to start the show off were, from left, Robert DiCiccio of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration; Brenda Mull, president of the Weirton chamber; Dana McIntosh of Weirton Medical Center; John Marsh of DeNoon Lumber; Sue Hershey of the Jefferson County chamber; and Dr. Carol Slomski of Weirton Medical Center. - Craig Howell
John Marsh of DeNoon Lumber said they would be showcasing their samples of exotic hardwood and custom walls.
DeNoon has been a sponsor of the Home and Garden Show for the last several years, and Marsh said they are excited to once again be a part of the event.
Robert DiCiccio of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration agreed, saying they always look forward to the Tri-State Home and Garden Show.
"We love the show," DiCiccio said. "We think it's great for the chambers and great for the community."
Weirton Medical Center will be offering free blood pressure screenings to visitors.
Representatives of the hospital will be on hand all weekend with demonstrations and various hand-outs for those attending the show. On Friday, Dr. Carol Slomski, a breast surgeon at the hospital, was on hand to discuss some of the procedures and treatments with which she is involved.
"We have a lot of information to give out," Dana McIntosh, a registered nurse at the hospital, explained.
Among the new features of this year's event are plans for demonstrations from some of the vendors to help showcase some of their services and products. Demonstrations are planned to include gardening tips, cooking techniques and flooring installation.
The Tri-State Home and Garden Show continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.