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Home show will cater to just about everybody

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2003

Home and remodeling show seminar schedule

Friday, March 14

7 p.m.: Ann Doty, independent Longaberger consultant: Organization with Longaberger.

7:30 p.m.: Original music by Rocky Arnold.

Saturday, March 15

10 a.m.: Data on mold and mildew issues from McGregor Pearce.

Noon: Mike Hekkers, First Bank of Alaska: How best to finance your home improvements.

1 p.m.: Betsy Longenbaugh, Housing First: Affordable home buying opportunities.

2 p.m.: Phil Benson, Polysteel consultant: Building ultra-energy-efficient, mold-resistant homes with ICS.

3 p.m.: Karen Goodname, CFA Northwest Mortgage Professionals: Home buying 101.

4 p.m.: Ann Doty, independent Longaberger consultant: Cooking with Longaberger.

5 p.m.: Karla Zervos, Life Span: Remodeling, building and buying homes to last a lifetime.

Sunday, March 16

Noon: Karla Zervos, Life Span: Remodeling, building and buying homes to last a lifetime.

1 p.m.: Karen Goodgame, CFA Northwest Mortgage Professionals: Home buying 101.

2 p.m.: Ann Doty, independent Longaberger consultant: Gift-giving with Longaberger.

2:15 p.m.: Janice Holst Dancers.

3 p.m.: Phil Benson, Polysteel Consultant: Building ultra-energy-efficient, mold-resistant homes with ICS.

4:30 p.m.: Grand-prize drawings for two Alaska Airline tickets, 50 percent of cash pot and TEMSCO glacier tours. Need not be present to win.

The Home Builders Association of Juneau will hold its 24th annual home and remodeling show this weekend at the Mendenhall Center.

More than 70 booths will exhibit information on buying, selling, financing or remodeling a home, said Jill Herrick, the executive officer of the HBA.

"We've got everybody from bankers to real estate agents to builders to remodelers to heating and plumbing companies - anything that has anything to do with homes and the remodeling of homes," Herrick said.

The city of Juneau and Alaska Electric Light and Power will have booths as well.

Bob the Builder, a television character popular among the younger set, will entertain kids and adults.

"He's the Barney of yesterday," Herrick said. "He's got his own TV show, and all the kids know who he is."

While kids are distracted by Bob the Builder, adults can learn about new home improvement products, or gather information about homes for sale in Juneau.

Not everybody who attends the market is looking to buy a new home or remodel their home, Herrick said.

"I think just about everybody (is interested in a home show)," Herrick said. "People who are interested in new ideas and people who just like to look at houses, whether they're in the market for a new house or not."

Admission is $1, and includes a chance to win Alaska Airline tickets, cash, a helicopter tour from TEMSCO and more than 100 door prizes, Herrick said.

Several seminars on home buying, financing and remodeling will be offered for free.

McGregor Pearce, a nationally known expert on mold and mildew in the home, will speak Saturday morning.

"From what I hear, he's just very animated - one of those speakers where you go and listen to him and it's highly entertaining as well as highly informative," Herrick said.

The show will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Christine Schmid can be reached at cschmid@juneauempire.com.

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