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Huge turnout at Kincardine Home and Garden Show
By Liz Dadson

Home & Garden

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Brandon Graham (L) and Nick Goetz of Great Lakes Concrete stand with Goetz's race car which was a major attraction at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show on the weekend



Jack Nancekivell of the Drifters Car Club, Kincardine, welcomes people to check out George Allison's 1964 Chevrolet Impala at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show



Cam Stuart's 1955 Ford pick-up truck was on display at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show; Stuart is a member of the Drifters Car Club



Glen Smith (R) of Georgian Bay Window and Door talks with a prospective customer at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show



Koen Parcey (L), 8, of Kincardine and Lyle Semple, a mentor with the Kinetic Knights robotics team, watch the live feed from the FIRST robotics championship in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show

Organizers are calling this year's Kincardine Home and Garden Show a great success, with hundreds of people through the doors at the Davidson Centre on the weekend.

Mary Ritter of the Kincardine Skating Club, which hosts the show every year, said attendance was about double what it was last year.

"We hope that means lots of leads for our vendors, and lots of good information out to the public who enjoyed the event," she said. "It's a win-win for everyone, including the community groups who had booths at the show."

Rick Dupuis, the "Culligan Man" for this area, was thrilled with the response throughout the weekend. 

Rick Dupuis of Culligan, based in Hanover

He said May is Drinking Water Month, and Culligan is promoting its four-stage and five-stage reverse osmosis drinking water systems.

Culligan will be at home shows in Goderich and Port Elgin this weekend. So, mention you heard about Dupuis in the Kincardine Times, and receive the "home show special" of the free installation of a reverse osmosis drinking water system in your home.

For more information, you can contact Dupuis at 519-379-9765.

The home and garden show featured a variety of vendors with everything from new windows and doors to patio covers, shade solutions, new fireplaces, concrete driveways, landscaping, real estate, and local phone and television services.

The event is the largest fund-raiser for the non-profit organization, the Kincardine Skating Club, which supports children's and adults' Learn to Skate and Skate Canada programs.

The raffle was extremely successful, thanks to the many individuals and companies that donated more than $5,000 in prizes.

Appreciation to the major sponsors of the home and garden show:

  • Media Sponsor: Devlyn Design Inc.
  • Silver Sponsor: Beisel Contracting Inc. Water & Wellness, Rona Goderich
  • Bronze Sponsor: Huron Tractor Ltd, Tim-Br Mart
  • Supporters: Quinn Florist Ltd., Sobeys, Zehrs, Creative Casuals, Great Lakes Concrete, K n K Lawn Care, Weber’s Electric

Caleb Martin (L), 14 months, of Kincardine, is fascinated by the bouncing ball given to him by Joanne Jacyk of the OPG DGR project at the show

Brianna Clifford (L), Cameron Kuntz and Mackenzie Kuntz of the Kincardine Skating Club sell raffle tickets

Maiya (L), Makayla and Maysie Roberts sell Girl Guide cookies at the home and garden show
photo by Mary Ritter

Angie Wall (L) of Kincardine purchases Girl Guide cookies from Kincardine Spark Xenia Hilton

Judy and Al "Alvis" Robertson cook and serve Kettle Corn at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show

Cathy Pennington of Community Living of Kincardine and District speaks to home and garden show organizer Mary Ritter of the Kincardine Skating Club

Marilyn Geddes of Kincardine puts in her raffle tickets for some great prizes



Mary Ritter (L) and Joke Gutter of the Kincardine Skating Club urge people to check out the Extreme Birdhouse by John Looser of Belgrave



Joanna Scott (R) of Natural Light Patio Covers of Walkerton talks to interested customers



Wayne Eichenberger (R), vice-president of operations at Bruce Telecom, talks about Bruce TV at the home and garden show



Marie Wilson (back), spokesperson for Ontario Power Generation's Deep Geologic Repository project, chats with Jordan Wall (L), Hailey Stewart, Hannah Stewart and Jessie Wall, all of Kincardine



Dave Patterson (C) of ReMax Kincardine talks to people at the home and garden show



Cathy Heard (L) of South-Port Mechanical/Geothermal, talks about fireplaces with Mary Lawson of Kincardine



Beisel Contracting and ReMax at the home show
photo by Mary Ritter



The Fab 3 selling the Fab 4 Bundle at the Bruce Telecom booth
photo by Mary Ritter


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