Picture and article from here.
The 33rd Annual Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport and Travel Show gives visitors a sampling of the myriad opportunities available in the area.
From playground equipment to docks, kettle corn to brats, fireplaces to log buildings, the Home, Sport and Travel Show is an exhibit of diversity. The show in the John Glas Fieldhouse ran from 3-8 p.m. Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, April 17, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. More than 150 exhibitors set up booths Friday to show off their goods and services.
Jeri Fuller at the First Realty booth said she and her colleagues will give away bicycles to winners of the children’s coloring contest. Participant will receive a sheet of paper to design their dream home.
Other booths have visitor gifts such as lollipops and bookmarks. But perhaps the most iconic give-away is from Bob’s Econo Pump booth. Visitors there can take away rolls of toilet paper wrapped in an image of an Econo Pump truck and the slogan, “If you ain’t a-flushin’ we’ll be a-rushin’.
Many of the exhibits relate to northern Minnesota culture. Fishing Has No Boundaries has an upstairs booth, while hot tubs, patio arrangements, fishing gear, chainsaws and lawn care companies display their wares downstairs.
Some booths, such as Sport and Spinal Rehab, offer on-the-sport services such as that business’ “Free Thumper Back Massage.”
Entry to the Home, Sport and Travel Show costs $3 for a single ticket, $6 for a family ticket, with children 6 years old and younger admitted free. Those who bring Bemidji Community Food Shelf items to donate can deduct $1 from their entry fee.________________________________________________________
My husband made it on the front page of our paper and it's website. We are at a "Home, Sport, and Travel" Show this weekend selling our docks and boatlifts to potential customers.
Oh man do the lines fly when you are selling. Here are a few lines:
::Everyone has lake shore property (after all it is Minnesota) just some of us need longer docks.
::Well sir, who doesn't need a new dock? You surely deserve it....
::Imagine your family at the cabin enjoying this.
::Oh you will be the envy of your neighbors.
::I can move this thing around and I am just a little girl, a big strong guy like you will have no problem. (bat eyelashes)
I'll stop there! But you get the point.
Off to stand inside on a cement floor for 9 hours. Enjoy the beautiful Spring day outside.