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5/19/2010 11:36:00 AM
Home & Garden Show draws thousands
Crowds check out the offerings at the 2010 Home and Garden Show Saturday at Tim's Toyota Center.
TribPhoto/Sue Tone
Crowds check out the offerings at the 2010 Home and Garden Show Saturday at Tim's Toyota Center. TribPhoto/Sue Tone

Sue Tone

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Vendors said they were heartened by sales and inquiries from crowds at the 2010 Home and Garden Show at Tim's Toyota Center this past weekend.

The three-day event, sponsored by the Yavapai County Contractors Association, drew "just shy of 16,000" attendees, said YCCA Executive Director Sandy Griffis.

Although the crowds were slightly less than the 17,200 who attended last year, vendors numbered 212, which is 25 more than 2009.

"When you look at the number of foreclosures, the number of people without jobs, and all the buildings sitting empty, I think the percentage of people coming through is much higher," Griffis said.

She added that attendees this year showed lots of interest, and vendors took many leads.

JJ Forster and his wife Jeanenne were selling a device that hooks cell phones to purse straps or belt loops. The owner of Clip Hanger said he knew he had a good product and he enjoys selling them.

Alex Branch, who along with his father Aaron, run A&D Branch Construction, said they set up 12 appointments by 2 p.m. on Saturday, and seven on Friday for small handyman jobs such retiling a bathroom, changing out doorknobs throughout a house, and simple landscaping work.

"These were serious people," Griffis said. "It was very encouraging to see the amount of discretionary spending, things like pool tables and spas, not the necessities of life. The vendors said they will be back, and some want to do two shows a year."

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