ANNUAL HOME SHOW DRAWS LARGE CROWD

April 04, 2001 12:00 am
The bright flowers and lush plants lured many people to the Lazy Diamond Nursery booth. ().
The bright flowers and lush plants lured many people to the Lazy Diamond Nursery booth. ().

A total of 3,363 people attended last weekends Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative Home Show at Brookings-Harbor High School, down 1,000 from last years 4,363.

Overall it was a great show, said event coordinator Lorie Botnen, of Coos-Curry Electric. We received raving responses from everyone. Feedback from the vendors was it was a great show and everything went smoothly.

Botnen said the Childrens Health and Safety Fair held next door at Azalea Middle School was a big help. (See related story on Page 16A)

Nearly 100 people attended the various workshops scheduled during both days, said Peggy Goergen, dean of the Brookings campus of the Southwestern Oregon Community College. The workshops were sponsored by the college.

The workshops went really well considering its the first year we did them, Goergen said. A majority of the people who attended them said theyd like to see it again next year. They even offered a few suggestions.

Two of the most popular worshops were Spring Garden Chores (Lazy Landscaping) by Barbara Tyron of Lazy Diamond Nursery; and a wreath making demonstration using native materials by Connie Gallemore of Flora Pacifica.

Workshop attendees were asked to critique the classes. On a scale of 1 to 10, there was nothing under 8, Goergen said.

As for holding the workshops next year, she said, I hope so, but it will be up to the home show committee to decide.

If the workshops are held again next year, Botnen said she will boost advertizing to increase attendance. The show had 62 booths and Botnen said most vendors told her they will be returning next year.