Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 26, 2013

Better Living Show to host 103 vendors

BRUSHFORK — The Better Living Show keeps getting better and better. Now in its 34th year, the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce’s annual home and trade show continues to offer a diverse presentation of goods and services to please about everyone.

“It was a massive undertaking,” Jennifer Saddler, one of the co-chairs of this year’s Better Living Show said. “I have never served on the chamber board of directors before, and I thought there would be a little more learning time for me to learn, but I’m holding up. The volunteers really came through.” Saddler and Tammy Collins are serving as co-chairs of this year’s show.

Don Rice, Jack White and Gene Bailey worked the back door of the National Guard Armory in Brushfork to assist some of the 103 vendors to unload their displays and to get set up for the two-day show that opens at 10 a.m. today and continues through 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“Supervised,” Bailey said. “You couldn’t call what I was doing work.”

“This is a truly great show,” Debbie Maynard, executive vice president of the Bluefield Chamber said. “You can come in here to buy your house, get your kitchen cabinets installed, hire a contractor to get everything ready inside the house, select a landscape company to landscape your home, pick out a new blouse, get something to eat then buy a pool table to complete your game room. That’s all here and more.”

The theme for this year’s Better Living Show is: “Put some bling into your spring.”

“Oh yeah,” Maynard said. “You can also get jewelry here, buy a car and purchase your makeup.”

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