WEIRTON - Spring won't arrive for another week, but residents have a chance this weekend to get started on plans for a variety of home improvement projects by visiting the Tri-State Home and Garden Show.
The event continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Serbian-American Cultural Center.
The Tri-State Home and Garden Show is sponsored this year by DeNoon Lumber, Weirton Medical Center and Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration. It is organized by Beyond Marketing with assistance from the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
It kicked off Friday with hundreds getting the first look at participants, as well as a Business After Hours for local chamber members.
Approximately 80 vendors are on site, displaying numerous products and services to help with just about any time of indoor or outdoor project.
"We're excited to introduce our new custom homes and remodeling division to area residents, and we always enjoy seeing what other companies have to offer," Josh Contraguerro of Panhandle Cleaning stated.
Helping to kick off this year's Tri-State Home and Garden Show on Friday were, from left, Brenda Mull, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce president; Dr. James Valuska Jr., of Weirton Medical Center; Clay Croskey, of DeNoon Lumber; Robert DiCiccio, of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration; Dr. Thomas Lheureau, of Weirton Medical Center; and Rich Deluca, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce president. The event is being held this weekend at the Serbian-American Cultural Center. -- Craig Howell
A crowd filled the halls of the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton Friday for the first day of the Tri-State Home and Garden Show. The show continues today and Sunday, and is free of charge. -- Craig Howell
Today, guests will have an opportunity to meet HGTV personality Casey Noble, who has starred on the show "Design on a Dime," from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the DeNoon Lumber booth.
"Presenting a designer of Casey's stature really is exciting for everyone involved with the show," Clay Croskey of DeNoon Lumber said.
DeNoon also has displays for home bars, doors and a variety of other products on hand.
Weirton Medical Center has a variety of information concerning the hospital's services, and also will be offering blood pressure screenings.
"This really is the area's unofficial start to spring, and after the harsh winter we've experienced, we are all extremely excited about ushering in a new, sunnier season," Kelli McCoy, Weirton Medical Center director of communications, stated.
Among the other businesses on hand this weekend are Window World, Steubenville Construction, Baker's Waterproofing, New York Life, Mt. Hope Fence, Yoder Building Company, the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau and many more.