Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show starts today
Prescott to speak about coronavirus
Kari Prescott, director of the Webster County Health Department, has joined the list of speakers for The Messenger’s Home Garden and Lifestyle Show, which starts today at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave.
Today, the show runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, the show starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the show will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday at 1 p.m., Prescott will discuss COVID-19, coronavirus, and how the Health Department is handling the potential spread of the virus.
Also on Saturday, Bill McAnally, of McAnally Consulting, will share the dos and don’ts of home building and improvement.
Jerry Kluver, from the Urbandale Hy-Vee Garden Center, will talk about how to take care of lawns, the process of getting a lawn going in the Midwest and weed control.
Kluver will also talk about chemicals for lawns, trees and shrubs.
Kluver’s sessions are at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. His sessions will be in a question-and-answer format.
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Britta McCollum will talk about what to know before becoming a beekeeper.
McCollum, a freshman at Fort Dodge Senior High, is a member of the Iowa Bee Association and has received a scholarship from the Iowa Honey Producers. She has two beehives that she takes care of in her backyard in Fort Dodge.
The three-day show will feature 60 local vendors and there will be prizes, including a $2,000 flooring give-away from FlooringAmerica and a $500 Menards gift card. A rocker recliner will be provided by Mikos and Matt Fine Furniture.
Kaitlyn Barrett Stewart, owner of Hummingbird Confections, will be hosting a cake decorating workshop at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Regina Suhrbier, of Esparto Studio, will teach a wood block class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The class fee is $30 and pre-registration is recommended at www.iowabookgal.com/class.