Residents gain ideas from Augusta Home and Garden Show



Tom and Cerelia Fitz­ger­ald left the ninth annual Au­gusta Home & Garden Show with their arms full Sunday.

To help clear debris left at his North Augusta home from the ice storm, Tom Fitzgerald picked up a new branch cutter, along with a handful of other landscaping supplies.

His wife said she had the inside of the home in mind when she picked up a three-in-one style mop.

“Something for her and something for me,” Tom Fitz­ge­rald said with a chuckle as he looked over their acquisitions.

Several hundred people filed into James Brown Arena on Sunday for the final day of the Augusta Home & Garden Show, which featured exhibits for everything from landscaping to home remodeling to cooking.

The featured guests at the three-day event were the stars of Animal Planet’s Tanked, Wayde King and Brett Raymer.

On Sunday, children could be found toiling away on woodworking projects in the Kid’s Zone while adults followed their noses to the cooking displays scattered about the arena.

“We get to see new things, and we always leave with new ideas for the house,” said Cerelia Fitgerald. The marble counter tops displayed on the arena floor had her thinking of a kitchen remodel.

Emily Massingill, of Cal­houn, Ga., stopped to watch a vendor demonstrate the capabilities of a premium steam mop, and she left impressed with what she saw.

The Massingills said they decided to stop in on the last day of the show while they were in town visiting family.

Emily Massingill’s husband, Mitchell, said they had never attended an exposition like it before Sunday, and he was pleased with what he saw.

“It keeps you up to date on what’s new,” he said. “You don’t always get to pull things out of a pack to test them like you can in a place like this.”



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