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Getting a case of spring fever and thinking about some home improvements?

Wondering what some of the Mount Zion-area businesses and restaurants have to offer?

If so, you are in luck. You have two opportunities this weekend to get your expo on.

The Metro Decatur Home Builders Association's Home, Lawn and Garden Show is taking place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Decatur Civic Center. The cost is $5 for adults.

The 2018 Mount Zion Expo and Taste is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Zion Convention Center. Entry to the expo is free.

Cindy Deadrick Wolfer said this year's Home, Lawn and Garden Show features a full slate of vendors ready to help with your do-it-yourself projects and, for the less handy among us, businesses that will do all the work to make those neccesary home improvements or dream projects a reality.

Businesses that can help you with roofing, cabinets, garages, landscaping, guttering, heating and air conditioning, insulation, flooring, windows, patios, swimming pools, bathrooms, waterproofing, general contractor services, handyman services and financial institutions to provide the needed cash will be represented. The show has it all, Deadrick Wolfer said.

Returing to this year's show is a Lego building competition for children ages 5 to 12. Competitions will be held at 2 p.m. each day. Participants will be given the same Lego pieces with which to create their masterpieces. Local judges with a love for all things Lego will decide the winners.

Speaking of Legos, Bob Carney will display examples of 500 years of Scotish landowners homes (castles) made of Legos.

The Home, Lawn and Garden Show also will kick off ticket sales for this years CASAs for CASA playhouse fundraiser to benefit the Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Members of the Metro Decatur Home Builders Association will be on hand to build one of the two playhouses that will be up for grabs – The Pet Vet Clinic – during the show. Keeping with the interaction theme of the event, children may be encouraged to help. The winner of the playhouses will be selected April 29.

Meanwhile, in Mount Zion, the Mount Zion Chamber of Commerce will host its premier annual event.

“This year is slated not to disappoint with a great variety of exhibitors, taste booths, fashion show, plus lots more,” said Karen Jeffers, Chamber president.

Stage shows,w hcih run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., include the Fusion Fierce Cheer Team, a children's fashion show, a spirit wear fashion show and a perfomance by Wreckless Whiskey.

New this year is a free, one-hour “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” workshop hosted by the Decatur SCORE chapter and the Mount Zion EDC starting at 10 a.m.

The Taste, featuring hearty samples from 12 area businesses, will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It costs $6 for five samples. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Have you opened a business? Have you expanded or moved to a new location? Have you taken ownership of an existing business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to contact Scott Perry at or call (217)421-7976. 


Managing Editor, Print

Managing Editor of Print for the Herald & Review.

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