CCHBA home show theme: 'Carroll County Goes Green'

Friday, March 6, 2009

BERRYVILLE -- How to build green while saving money is the theme for this year's Carroll County Home Builders Association annual home show, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20 and March 21, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, north of Berryville.

Besides changing the location of the show, which was previously held at Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, organizers are embracing a new focus as well.

"Our theme is 'Carroll County Goes Green,' which means we are displaying products that are environmentally responsible and energy efficient," said Rachel Lambert, one of the organizers.

"Everyone is always looking for more efficient ways to save money, or for new environmentally-friendly products to use. Those attending the home show will receive helpful information on how to build green and save money."

Show hours will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 20, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

Admission is set at $3 each, or $5 for a family.

Lambert said the 45-member organization has nearly filled the West Hall at the fairgrounds with exhibitors.

Almost half of the outside booths are already reserved, she said, by Tanner Hardware, Worley Rentals, Meeks, and Warren Welding.

"We still have six outside booths available, and indoor space in the East Hall," she said, "which includes 10-by-10-foot inside and 25-by-25-foot outside booths.

"If you have any 'green' products, please help the community out by displaying them and sharing your knowledge," she urged.

According to Lambert, the home show features CCHBA members only, but those interested in reserving a booth can become an association member. Annual dues are $305 a year.

The CCHBA meets the second Thursday of each month (except December and August) at 6:30 p.m., at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs for dinner and a meeting that often includes a guest speaker. Prospective members are always welcome.

For more information, contact Lambert, with Strough Construction, at (870) 423-7000, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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