REEDSVILLE - The Sentinel's third annual Juniata Valley Home and Garden Show will be held April 4 and 5 at the Mifflin County Youth Park building in Reedsville.
The event will open at noon on April 4 and will feature special presentations and chances to win prizes, along with some 40 home and garden exhibitors and food vendors
Admission will be $2 (children under 16, free) and parking will be free at the show.
Vali Heist, a certified professional organizer, will present a workshop on ‘Home Organization,’ at 1:30 p.m. on April 4, the first of the two-day Juniata Valley Home and Garden Show at the Youth Park in Reedsville. She is the author of ‘Organize This! Practical Tips, Green Ideas, and Ruminations About Your CRAP,’ and owns a professional organizing business near Reading.
Hours are: noon to 8 p.m. on April 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 5.
The first 200 people through the door on April 4 may sign up to win a two-night lodging and dinner package at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, valued at more than $500. Stop at The Sentinel table to register.
Everyone who enters the show will receive a goodie bag sponsored by MCS Bank, and will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Simplicity Lawn Mower from Ron's Market, and two tickets to the upcoming sold-out Ringo Starr concert in Williamsport.
IF YOU GO
* What: Juniata Valley Home and Garden Show
* When: Noon-8 p.m., April 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 5
* Where: Mifflin County Youth Park building, Reedsville.
Family Design-A-Home contest
New this year is the Family Design-A-Home contest, in which participants construct a mini-house, such as a dollhouse, a birdhouse or any kind of house, out of any material, from Legos to popsicle sticks and more.
Mini-houses may be entered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 3, or from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on April 4. They should be picked up at the end of the show on April 5.
The mini-houses will be displayed on tables, and judged by a special panel of experts. Winners will receive a family package of goodies from Miller Cinemas.
Also new this year will be the Mifflin County Garden Club spring flower sale. The club will have an assortment of spring and Easter flowers, cold weather vegetable plants, curly and pussy willow branches for starting and indoor decorating, and red twigs, along with handouts on spring plants and flowers.
Several special presentations are scheduled to take place during the show, including:
1:30 p.m. - "Embrace Your Space and Cut Down on Clutter" by Vali Heist, a certified professional organizer and the owner of The Clutter Crew, a professional organizing business, in Mohnton, near Reading in Berks County. She is the author of "Organize This! Practical Tips, Green Ideas, and Ruminations About Your CRAP," and she writes a monthly column for the Reading Eagle.
5:30 p.m. - Appearance by Ike the Spike from the State College Spikes.
6 p.m. - "Repurposing" by Jeannie Bush, of Bushmen at Home Garden Center and Gift Shop in Lewistown.
1 p.m. - "Water Gardening" by Roger Sears, owner of Songbird Ponds in Hanover.
For more information, call 248-6741, ext. 128 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.