Salisbury Optimist Club’s Better Living Expo is this weekend

More than 100 vendors will offer products and services at the Salisbury Optimist Club’s Better Living Expo this weekend.

Planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, the event will feature services and innovations for the home, health, finance and garden, as well as local fine arts and crafts.

Admission costs $2 for the weekend. Those 16 and younger will not be charged.

“All the proceeds from the show will benefit the area youth, youth in Wicomico County,” explained Mike DeFiore, club president.

“We make the event family friendly, so we’ve got a little something for everybody. We’ve got arts and crafts. It’s more than just a home show. There will be people there from the insurance profession, health professional, financial planners, for the garden,” he said.

For children, a clown will entertain Saturday, along with the juggler known as Cascading Carlos, greyhound rescue dogs, face painting and an appearance by Sherman the Shorebird.

Vendors and items will include HVAC companies, contractors and remodelers, pools and spas, custom-made Dutch furniture, gutter and leaf solutions, pest control, health and fitness and dog training, as well as jewelry, handmade items, gifts, paintings, foods and specialties.

Door prizes include an American Fyre Designs 70,000 BTU outdoor fire pit, donated by Mrohs Gas, and a poly lawn chair, compliments of Dutch Country Heirloom Furniture in Laurel.

“We are really excited about all of the new vendors and artisans joining us this year,” said Will Tyler, Optimist Club chairman.

“It not only gives area residents the opportunity to speak with the experts, but to see, look and buy the newest products for your home and family,” he said.

The Better Living Expo is the Optimist Club’s main fundraiser. Throughout the year, the club hosts youth-oriented programs, awards more than $10,000 in annual scholarships and sponsors several girls’ softball teams through Wicomico County Parks & Recreation.

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