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Home & Leisure Show’s crowd is back

The Home & Leisure Show returned to the new Mt. Blue High School gym this year.

The Home & Leisure Show returned to the new Mt. Blue High School gym this year.

FARMINGTON - Organizers for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce's 19th annual Home and Leisure Show were pleased to have returned to the newly-constructed Mt. Blue High School campus and with the good turnout of participating vendors and attendees on Saturday.

Forty business and organization vendors were set up around the new, brightly lit gymnasium while food and entertainment opportunities were held in the nearby food court. Raffles and vendor giveaways keep the large crowd attending the event happy.

"It's great to be back here," said Scott Landry, the Chamber's president. This year's show was moved to an earlier spring date and with that came the need to move from the unheated Farmington fairgrounds Starbird Building. The event was originally held at the high school but has had to move during construction of the gym to other locations.

Vendors smiled and said they prefer the high school location, which Landry said the Chamber intends to keep it there from now on.

Glenn Kapiloff, the chair of the chamber committee that planned the show, said vendors have already signed up for next year's show, which will be held on March 15, 2014.

"We really appreciate the community coming out for this," Kapiloff said. "We're working to keep the Chamber going "so we can support our local economic growth."

Anna Lyon of Franklin Savings Bank talks with a few friends of hers, FSB's Benjamin Black Bear and the Mt. Blue Cougar.

Anna Lyon, assistant vice president and marketing director for Franklin Savings Bank talks with a few friends of hers- FSB's Benjamin Black Bear and the Mt. Blue Cougar mascot.

A cake decorating contest is being run through the 4-H programs, Kapiloff said, in celebration of their 100th anniversary. The decorators of the winning cake will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks.

A cake decorating contest, sponsored by the local 4-H programs, was held during the show in celebration of its 100th anniversary. The decorators of the winning cake will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks.

Mt. Blue's Cougar mascot make the rounds at the 19th annual Home & Leisure Show on Saturday.

Mt. Blue's Cougar mascot makes the rounds at the 19th annual Home & Leisure Show on Saturday.

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