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COOS-CURRY ELECTRIC HOME SHOW DRAWS 3,940 PEOPLE

Anyone planning improvements to and around their home, or who has dreams of building a new one, found just about everything they needed at last weekends home show at Brookings-Harbor High School.

I look forward to coming here every year. Theres so much to look at, said Harbor resident Jacob Michaels. Were thinking of redoing our kitchen and wanted to get some ideas.

The 13th annual home show, sponsored by Coos-Curry Electric, began Friday and concluded Saturday.

Home show organizer Lorie Botnen said 3,948 people attended this years event, just shy of the 4,000 that attended in 2000, but 650 more than in 2001.

Ive heard nothing but all positive from everyone, Botnen said. It was a great show. The vendors were pleased and the workshops were well attended.

The show, featuring 58 venders, offered a virtual one-stop shopping center for home improvement-oriented shoppers.

The booths displayed wholesale flooring samples, roofing shingles, mini-blinds, house paint, hot tubs and nursery plants.

Other vendors were on hand displaying beauty products, cell phones and fire extinguishers.

The Curry County Search and Rescue team handed out brochures, hoping to find volunteers to aid them in wilderness rescue efforts.

Several free workshops and demonstrations were offered for visitors, sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College, one of the co-sponsors of the home show.

Raffles for various prizes were held throughout the weekend, with winners taking home tools, pest elimination service, gift certificates and a gas barbecue.

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