Event focuses on families and business
If you need inspiration for some relaxing activities or entertainment, Owego was the place to be this weekend. The Field, Hearth and Home Show brought together businesses that specialize in all of your favorite past-times. Our Elyse Mickalonis checked out the show and tells us how both families and businesses were the focus of inaugural event.
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TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- From quilting to kayaking, there was something for everyone in Owego this weekend.
“It’s a great opportunity to come out and meet the public and show the products and see their response and get their opinion,” said Daniel Blodgett, Keystone Calls.
The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and the Tioga United Way held the first Field, Hearth & Home Show at the Treadway Inn and Conference Center. The two-day expo showcased sporting and recreational activities.
“This is the first time we’ve done it. It includes everything you do when you’re not working,” said Martha Sauerbrey, Tioga County Chamber of Commerce President.
Some say the event is a good reminder of what really matters.
“It’s a good place to live and we should concentrate on the positive things we’ve got,” said David Camfield, Town of Hartford Resident.
“It gets people away from just the recovery to do some fun things,” said Brian Eldridge, Tioga County United Way Executive Director.
Organizers say they're happy with the event's turnout this weekend and
they hope it will help to revitalize the local economy.
“One of the benefits of an event like this is that it does promote local business and it drives business to local guns smith or fishermen,” said Sauerbrey.
“It puts people back on board. Knowing Owego hasn’t sunk out of sight, we’re still here and we’re coming back,” said Ray Reeves, Southern Tier Taxidermy and Lock and Load Sporting Goods Owner.
Back together as a community.