There's still time to load the kids and grandma in the car and head down to the Deseret News Home and Summer Living Show. But after 5 p.m. Sunday everything goes.
Over 100 booths, offering everything from burial services to above-ground swimming pools, greet the crowds of homeowners and prospective homeowners at the Salt Palace."Everyone's been very congenial about answering my questions," said Sal Krouth of Salt Lake City. She and her husband, Hal, are considering buying a home in the near future and are looking for ideas.
Jerry and Connie Thorne came all the way from Elko, Nev., for the show. "It's all neat," said Connie. "We've been looking mostly for wood products and sun rooms."
Lois Wise pushed her husband, Gary Lee, who is blind, around the booths in a wheelchair. "We want to do some remodeling so we're here looking for cabinets and air conditioners," she said. Gary Lee asked a lot of questions and carefully touched the products he was interested in. "It's a pretty good show," he said, "when a blind man enjoys it."
Hal and Ann Schmid from Delta said they found a lot of things at the show they didn't expect. "We are also interested in building a home so we've been talking with contractors and builders," said Schmid.
Winners in the first annual Deseret News "Bake-Off Bonanza," held in connection with the Home and Summer Living Show were announced Saturday afternoon.
Jane Pankow of Salt Lake City walked away with two first place awards in cookies and cakes as well as a second place award in one of the two cookie categories.
Other winners included Virginia Miga-Bobzin of South Jordan who tied for first place with Pankow in cakes and also took second place in cookies. Kelleen Herrin of Sandy took a second in cakes and a second in pies and Elizabeth Ludwig won first place in pies.
The judges of the "Bake-Off Bonanza" were impressed by the quality of the entries. The judges were Susan Montgomery of the Utah Dairy Commission; Ellen Furgis, a prominent organizer of such fairs as the Greek Festival, and Al Church, Deseret News restaurant critic.
In the Home Show treasure hunt the winners of gas barbeque grills were Jesse Wilde, West Jordan and Judy Cox of Kearns. Richard Gill, Salt Lake won the grill Saturday. Another one will be awarded Sunday.
An estimated 20,000 people will have visited the free event by the time it closes today.