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Home and Garden Show features fall fun, continues Saturday at Odell Weeks in Aiken

September 22, 2018

The Aiken Standard Fall Home and Garden Show is back for its seventh year at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center.

The event began Friday and continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s event features dozens of vendors, and visitors can shop for wares from roofing supplies to bath bombs.

The show features 80 businesses focused on home and garden services, said Diane Daniell, the sales and special projects manager for the Aiken Standard.

“This is our largest show to date,” Daniell said. “We have a wide range of experts, from home and garden centers to insulation contractors and landscapers. We have it all.”

The vendors are locals from the CSRA that either own home improvement-related businesses or hand-make their own crafts and goods.

Sarah Hott, owner of Sweet Grass Hand-Woven Baskets, said the event is great for small-business owners like herself.

“Events like this help crafters and vendors get their material out in the public and out in the community,” Hott said. “Coming to the Garden Show is something I look forward to.”

The event also features “lots of door prizes,” Daniell said.

Bates & Sons Vinyl Siding Co. are the presenting sponsor of the event.

“It’s good (the event) cause we’re local guys,” Todd Bates said, who is a third generation co-owner of Bates & Sons.

“We like to serve the community,” said Donnie Bates, who is also a co-owner. “We like to serve people. We enjoy meeting them, enjoy working with them, and enjoy doing a good job on their homes.”

The grand prize will be $2,500 worth of windows from presenting sponsor Bates and Sons Vinyl Siding Co. The drawing will be at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s DIY sponsor is DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, which will do presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

J.D. Norris of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is the DIY presentation sponsor of the event.

“I thought it would be a good way to advertise through that process,” Norris said. ”… The Home Show always helps produce good leads that turn into projects.”

Admission to the Home and Garden Show is a $1 donation to benefit Aiken County Habitat for Humanity.

Want to go?

WHAT: Seventh annual Fall Home and Garden Show

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today

WHERE: H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road

COST: $1 donation to benefit Aiken County Habitat for Humanity

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Aiken Standard Fall Home and Garden Show page on Facebook.

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