Home Show Draws Record Crowd

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EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday was the fourth and final day of the Lane County Home and Garden Show and a crowd showed up to get one last glimpse at the latest in home improvement.

Organizers say an estimated 25,000 people made their way through the Lane Events Center for the weekend’s show. They say the parking lot reached its capacity as thousands swarmed in to see the latest products in home and gardening.

The more than 300 vendors at the show offered services for all homeowners, including the disabled who may need some help in and around the house.

The high attendance was good news for Food For Lane County, who received an abundance of donated food from attendees.

After years of tough economic times, organizers say the shows success is a good sign of the county’s brighter future.

“Landscapers are on cloud nine right now, and so are our re-modelers and our builders. We’re seeing a big increase in the number of people coming in and saying I’ve got my plans, I’m ready to start talking to builders. That’s a good sign for our economy,” said show manager Karen Ramus.

The organizers will soon start preparing Lane County’s autumn home and garden show to be held this October.

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