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SUN-GAZETTE FILE PHOTO More than 160 businesses gathered at the West Branch Home Show in 2018.

The time for the 61st Annual Susquehanna West Branch Builders’ Home Show is approaching, and the installation of the former Bon Ton at Lycoming Mall is going well.

“The set up is going very well and we are fully booked for indoor exhibits and have outdoor vendors and food trucks,” said Laura Kriger, executive director of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association and spokesperson for the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Home Show.

Last year, 2,800 adults bought tickets, not including those under 18, Kriger said.

“We expect a very good turnout” she says.

This event will feature over 60,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and over 70,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The show will require $5 admission for adults and for those under 18 accompanied by an adult, there is no charge this year. Tickets are only available at the door and will be cash only – no credit or debit cards will be accepted.

Hours will be 3-7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This year, the charity is donating to Dwell Orphan Care, Kriger said.

Visitors can seek out experts in home building, specialty construction, product line sales and service, and many surprises.

Local, state, and federal representatives from Congress and the Senate, State House, Senate, and commissioners were invited to attend.

Among the guests who said they planned to attend was State Rep. Joe Hamm of R-Hepburn Township, Kriger said.

West Branch Susquehanna Builders is more than a trade association and builders.

In fact, it is a community of crafts and business-focused individuals who focus on business-to-business and business-to-consumer growth, community engagement, social responsibility, and securing economic opportunity through the through legislation and advocacy.

Additionally, the association provides valuable networking opportunities, tools and resources for the growth of hard-working small businesses, and secures their future through charitable giving and scholarship initiatives.

In the past, the show has featured visits from local, state and national representatives and senators who care about serving their constituents, many of whom are guests of the home show each year.

Some of the members – in fact, over 55% – are associates, contractors, and members of small and medium-sized businesses that service or supply the building and home industries and provide careers and jobs to the workforce. work in the region.

At the show, guests will find a variety of booths and exhibits on home building, building needs, mortgages/loans, heavy equipment, landscaping, home decor, local retailers, opportunities entertainment, electronics, music and media.

This is an opportunity to interact with architects and engineers, electricians, HVAC/plumbing/mechanical specialists, home exteriors, and more.

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