John Miller, president of Kanawha Brick & Block Co. in Nitro, has participated in the show for 26 years in a row. He said it's a great way to attract new customers.
"It generates business from day one and well into the fall," Miller said. "People come in six to eight months down the road and say, 'We saw you at the Home Show.' "
About 5,000 to 8,000 people attend each year. Exhibits stretch from the Civic Center's Grand Hall through the lobby and into the Coliseum.
This year organizers have added a special prize giveaway.
Sampson said every 15 minutes organizers will conduct a drawing for prizes. One of those whose name is drawn will win $50,000 in cash and merchandise from four show sponsors.
The big winner either can select $50,000 in merchandise from exhibitors Ashley Furniture, Trojan Landing, Moses Factory Outlet and Gravely Polaris, or take $10,000 in cash and select $40,000 in merchandise.
Sampson said several charitable organizations also will participate this year, including the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
The Charleston Fire Department will have a booth offering home fire safety tips. Firemen will give away smoke detectors while supplies last.
The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council have built a model home entirely of Girl Scout Cookie containers. The walls are made of cases, while the roof shingles recycled cookie boxes.
Girl Scouts will be on hand to sell cookies to show goers.
"We have over 300 cases of cookies with 10 boxes in each case," said Black Diamond spokeswoman Morgan Robinson.
Admission to the show is $7 for those 12 to 64 years old, $6 for seniors 65 and up, and $1 for children aged 2 to 12. Children under age 2 are admitted free.
The show is open from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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