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Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show starts today

Prescott to speak about coronavirus

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Holly Umsted, of Fort Dodge, works on setting up her Scentsy display Thursday afternoon for the annual The Messenger Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show on the Iowa Central Community College East Campus.

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.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Sandra Schaumburg, at left, helps her friend Matilda “Tillie” Whittington set up her Paparazzi Jewelry booth Thursday afternoon for the annual The Messenger Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show.

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.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Leann Darr, who wears many hats at The Messenger, tries out the basketball game in the Children’s Corner at The Messenger Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show. The area is sponsored by Manson Northwest Webster School and the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. Local Girl Scouts volunteer there.

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.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Larry Bullock, manager of Weisberg Impliment in Webster City, positions a riding lawn mower Thursday afternoon as he works to set up the company’s booth at The Messenger Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show.

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