Annual Lions Home and Garden Show brings out large numbers

April 6, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Close to 10,000 people visited the 24th annual Lions Home and Garden Show at the Orangeville Agricultural Centre from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2.

The show is now back to pre-pandemic levels as people are once again enjoying events on a large scale and like getting out and spending an enjoyable day at a fair-style show.

With the warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are considering starting new projects both in their home and on their property. The Home and Garden Show is an excellent opportunity to connect with local businesses that provide services or goods to help them with those projects.

The business that took part in the event offered various services, including landscaping, painting, roofing, heating, air conditioning, home renovations, building, flooring and interior design. Related businesses include those that offer real estate, retirement living, and municipal services.

“We had 150 vendors and about 190 booths,” said Orangeville Lions Club spokesperson Sandy Brown. “Obviously some vendors had more than one booth. The vendors were all extremely happy with the turnout. This is really a win-win-win, because the vendors are able to write up a lot of business for the rest of the year. For people who are going landscaping and roofing and that type of stuff, there are offers and estimates, and its fun for those people who can get out and see all the great things and talk to people they know. A lot of the vendors there are their neighbours and friends. And of course we raised quite a bit of money. All of the vendors fees go toward Lions’ projects. The only expense we have really, is the rental of the facility.”

The final tally raised hasn’t yet been determined, but previously the Home Show generated close to $60,000, which is used to fund various Lions Club projects.

The Lions have supported Headwaters Healthcare Centre by helping to purchase new laser eye surgery equipment, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Dufferin Men’s Shelter. They also have a worldwide effort to help people with vision impairment and try to prevent blindness.

The success of this year’s Home and Garden Show indicates that these types of large-scale community events are once again taking place and will continue in the future.

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