Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Editorials

April 25, 2014

Better Living: Popular tradition continues today

— — It has become a popular spring tradition for families across our region. Now in its 35th year, the Better Living Show has established a reputation for featuring the widest variety of products and services in the area.

And the 2014 edition of the Better Living Show gets underway today at the Brushfork Armory providing area families a sneak peak at the best of the Virginias. From hot tubs and jewelry to arts and crafts and fishing rods, visitors to this year’s Better Living Show will once again be able to peruse through more than 100 booth exhibits this weekend.

Sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, the show has become one of the annual rites of spring for many families across the two Virginias who have attended the event for years upon years.

For area businesses, the show is an opportunity to showcase their service and new technology to the public. But most importantly, for area residents, it’s a chance to see and sample new products and visit with friends and neighbors.

Now in its 35th consecutive year, the show has evolved from a business showcase to a true community event. It is a gathering that folks across our region look forward to each year. More than 100 vendors will once again be on hand at this year’s show, which opens today at 10 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m. The show continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The theme of this year’s show is “The Best Blooming Time.”

Visitors to this year’s show can once again expect to see a wide variety of goods and services that will be on display both Friday and Saturday. This includes glassware, hot tubs, jewelry, hanging baskets, paintings, heat pumps, clothing, arts and crafts, vendors, pet care and treats, hand-crafted items and much more.

The Daily Telegraph also will once again be participating in this weekend’s Better Living Show where visitors will be able to pick up a copy of the newspaper and Prerogative magazine, as well as meet members of the newspaper’s reporting and editorial staff who will be manning the newspaper booth both today and Saturday. And those in attendance also will be able to register for door prizes.

We encourage all area residents to visit this year’s show, and to enjoy the two-day event. It’s an opportunity to support local businesses while having a good time and, perhaps, winning some great prizes.

We also commend the chamber staff and its many volunteers for their dedication in coordinating this yearly event now for more than three decades. The Better Living Show is a great tradition for our region. We look forward to another successful show this weekend.

Please come out today and Saturday and enjoy the fun at the Brushfork Armory.

 

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