EATON — The annual Preble County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is set for Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and it’s a sold-out show.
“We have over 100 different business, organizations and restaurants represented,” PC Chamber Executive Director Leslie Collins said last week. “So, everyone should bring their families and visit the fairgrounds next weekend to check out a wide assortment of vendors and exhibits.”
There will be several brand-new food vendors on site and “Kids Corner” is back, with activities for children and visits with the exotic animals of Safari Junction. “A wonderful addition to Kids Corner this year is inflatable bounce house from Prestige Entertainment Unlimited,” Collins said. “IU East’s mascot, Rufus the Red Wolf, will visit on Saturday afternoon, so don’t miss out on a photo op with him.”
“There’s also no need to leave the fairgrounds for your choice of food or snacks,” she added. “Food vendors include Funky Fusion Foods, Papa John’s, Buckeye Jake’s, Bratt Tasties, Farm Fresh Catering, 1808 Cafe and Homestead Bakery.”
The Greenbriar Senior Campus is providing a “Senior Services” rest area for those who need to take a break, and Walnut Harvest Auctions is sponsoring and providing portable restroom facilities to add some extra conveniences for visitors this year.
The Expo runs from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $1, free for children under 12.
Grand sponsors for this year’s Expo include Reid Health, Prograde Excavation & Demolition, Kettering Health, Preble County Safety Council, Premier Health and Wallace Heating & Air.
Expo sponsors include Eagle Fence Construction, Boone Power Equipment, Koenig Equipment, Larkin Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC, the Preble County Development Partnership, New Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.
Event sponsors include GMT Roofing, Lowman Heating & Air, Preble County Power Equipment & Rental, Brubaker Grain, The Greenbriar Campus and Opti-Vise IT.
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