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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:47 AM

Another Successful Home and Garden Show

Another Successful Home and Garden Show

Author: Jo Petteruti

This past weekend, April 15 through 16, the community embraced the Soroptimist International of Fallon's 22nd Annual Home and Garden Show at the Fallon Convention Center. Attendance was high on both days where the number of vendors, many new at the show, enjoyed a consistent flow of shoppers and the shoppers enjoyed their number of choices.
    Outside, attendees were greeted by Fisk Farm Herbs, the Fallon 4-H Club, Wild West Burgers, Truckee Meadows Gourmet Express, Keener Vintage, and a pirate ship bounce house provided by Magical Party Rentals. Inside, shoppers found 27 vendors with all things home, garden, snacky, and sparkly. Many of them even offered raffle drawings for their items. The Soroptimist ladies greeted attendees at their table full of donated items that were raffled off at the rate of one every half hour. This year's raffle prizes also included an adult-size redwood picnic table with four chairs, a child-size version, and the grand prize wagon donated by Louie's Ace Home Center filled with gardening and other outdoor goodies donated by Soroptimist members.
    Marcia Vinson, SI of Fallon's longest-standing member, organized all the vendors, and the volunteers, lined up the raffle prizes, and coordinated all the event activities during the show. She's already begun planning next year's event, too.
    Soroptimist International is an international volunteer service organization for business, professional, and retired women that works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities around the world. SI of Fallon sponsors the Annual Home and Garden Show as well as other events to raise funds for their community scholarship programs for women and girls that are trying to better themselves. This year's show raised over $4,400 for those scholarship programs.


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