Quoth, a Chihuahuan raven and resident of Spring River Zoo, visits the Home and Garden Show, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo
The fourth annual Enchanted Living Home & Garden Show began Saturday at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, with vendors from Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The show, which resumes today at 11 a.m., has about 20 filled spaces with representatives offering the latest in products and services, including flooring, appliances, windows, doors, sunrooms, furniture, landscaping and creative decor.
Trish Thompson, show director, said the show brings more opportunities to Roswell than just shopping. Mini-seminars are provided at individual booths, including Pampered Chef, which is on hand to offer food samples and share information about creative menus and cooking.
Thompson, who has been a part of the show each year, said a huge benefit to those who attend are the ideas generated during seminars.
“The show has been brought together to not only celebrate spring and summer, but also to offer knowledge — to provide answers regarding the home and garden. …
“A lot of people come in and want to set up appointments to meet with these people while they’re in town, regarding a deck quote or regarding a remodel on their home. … It contributes to the ease of being able to plan remodeling or building a home because everyone is here. Those who are here provide answers to your questions, and assist with making building and remodeling easier.
“A lot of people know the gun show and the antique show and (others), but this is just focusing on our our home and garden environment, which is wonderful. That’s where we find solitude and enjoyment, so the market is just very valuable to people.”
The show features several prizes, shopper discounts and live music. Rib Crib is on site for the famished. Adults pay $5, and kids 12 and under are admitted at no charge. The show ends today at 4 p.m.
Several local organizations are also represented at the show, including Keep Roswell Beautiful, Friends of Bitter Lake, Roswell Public Library and the United Field Ornithologists of Roswell.
“It’s a way to network into your community and find out information, and also some of the interesting things about living here,” Thompson said. “It’s just a cool little show. It’s small — it’s not as large as you’re going to see in Albuquerque — but it’s a good, afternoon or day outing for the family. A place to come and eat, visit with friends, get freebies and register for prizes.”
For more information, call 808-0655.[/auth]