Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 26, 2013

Better Living Show

Popular tradition continues today

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— — Looking for something to do this weekend? You won’t have to travel any further than the Brushfork Armory to get a sneak peak at the best of the Virginias.

From hot tubs and jewelry to arts and crafts and baseball memorabilia, 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 34th 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.

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 spas, hot tubs, heat pumps, clothing, arts and crafts, vendors, pet care and treats, hand crafted outdoor furniture and much more.

The Daily Telegraph also will once again be participating in this weekend’s Better Living Show with two booths where visitors will be able to pick up a copy of the newspaper and Prerogative magazine, as well as meet Bill Archer, who will be signing his newest book on McDowell County today from 12 to 2 p.m., as well as other members of the newspaper’s editorial staff who will be manning the newspaper booth both today and Saturday.

Visitors to the Daily Telegraph booth also will have a chance to add their message and name to the list of well wishes to be sent to the region’s troops overseas. And those in attendance also will be able to register for door prizes.

We encourage all 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.