BY ADELE CASANOVA
If you are excited about the upcoming arrival of Spring (and who isn’t!) you will want to save the date for the Annual Triad Home and Garden Show, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem (HBAWS). This show will be its 31st year as a source of new products, techniques and ideas in home and garden building, remodeling and design. Take this opportunity to meet and talk with professionals in the industry to learn about products and services available for your home and garden projects.
|HBAWS is excited to announce this year’s sponsors, Pella Windows & Doors in Winston-Salem and Sheally Insurance Group in Lexington. Kevin Doss, Trade Sales Consultant, Pella Windows & Doors, remarks, “We are honored to be a major sponsor this year. Our sponsorship is an integral part of our commitment to Home Builders Association of Winston Salem. We look to partner with organizations like this, whose commitment to quality and community development rivals our own through the most committed builders in the Triad.” In addition to Sheally Insurance Group also being a major sponsor of this year’s event, Missy Wagner Easter, Agency Partner and Commercial Sales Specialist with Sheally Insurance, is the show Committee Chair. “We have a great show planned this year! The 2020 event offers a wonderful opportunity to connect homeowners in the Triad with all the top local home and builder resources available in our community. On behalf of Sheally Insurance Group, we are delighted to support the HBAWS and can’t wait to see everyone there!”
Experience a little bit of spring inside the show. The beautiful garden areas will jump-start the local gardener’s imagination as warm weather quickly approaches. Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular, as individuals desire respite from electronics to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. Learn about the latest gardening concepts and accoutrements. Included in the garden displays are Southern Sodgrass and Landscape Supply, LLC, Aesthetic Turf & Ag and Woodson Landscaping.
For additional valuable information on remodeling techniques and trends in kitchen and bath remodeling, plan to visit the Learning Stop with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, where owner Erik Anderson will be conducting informative seminars.
The Learning Stop with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. Secrets to Remodeling Your Bath or Kitchen 2:00 p.m. Ten Secrets to a Successful Remodel
The Annual Triad Home and Garden Show will once again feature the Career Technical Education (CTE) booth, where student-made items can be purchased. Through a partnership with Habitat Forsyth, Forsyth Technical Community College, Kennedy High School and WSFC Career Center, the HBAWS provides opportunities for students to compete in SkillsUSA, connect with professionals in the home building industry and learn building skills to help build a Habitat home annually. In addition, the “Professional Women in Building” booth will be selling raffle tickets, raising funds to benefit a scholarship program for local students continuing at FTCC in the construction and trades programs.
Also, at the Career Technical Education booth will be tiny-home designs created by Forsyth Technical Community College architectural students. These design students are guided in their design education by M. Todd Shoaf, Architect, NCARB, the Architecture Program Coordinator at FTCC, and Brian W. Clayton, Architectural Program Instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College. Also involved in the tiny-homes exhibit will be Tiny House Community Development, INC., a non-profit organization dedicated to building tiny houses for the homeless, led by Executive Board Chair Scott Jones. Their motto is “Helping Build Tiny Houses with Big Hearts!”
A portion of proceeds from the show will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. “We are indebted to the Winston Salem Home Builders Association and their generosity to Habitat for Humanity throughout the year,” States Mike Campbell, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County Executive Director/CEO. Please visit the Habitat ReStore booth for an eclectic selection of home furnishings
You will be able to enjoy delicious foods from local food trucks parked outside the event. This will be a fun educational event where you can learn new building trends and techniques, and begin your journey towards a new or remodeled home! What a great way to spend the day with your family, touring the Annual Triad Home and Garden Show!
The Show is two days only this year—Saturday, February 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 23rd, 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $8.00 per person, and children 12 and under enter free when accompanied by a paying adult. The event will be held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building. Entrance will be through gate seven off of Shorefair Drive. Parking is free and handicap-accessible. For detailed directions to the event, please visit the website triadhomeandgardenshow.com. Learn more about the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem at www.hbaws.net