SANATOGA PA – “Hometown America” is the theme of the 56th annual Pottstown Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industries Exchange (BIE) of Pottstown and Vicinity, which opens tonight (Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009) at 5 p.m. with an invitation-only ceremony at Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 N. Sunnybrook Rd. The event will officially open to the public a half-hour later.

Several Limerick area firms are among the exhibitors: Limerick Chiropractic, Limerick Furniture Company, and Oehlert Brothers Inc.

The four-day expo runs through Sunday (March 1, 2009) and presents dozens of ideas, products, and services for the home, according to the BIE. The show offers drawings, prizes, demonstrations, and an all-under-one-roof opportunity for visitors to collect information from professionals on home building and improvement projects.

Here’s the show schedule:

  • Thursday, Feb. 26, 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and
  • Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission price at the door is $6, but BIE features a dollar-off coupon on its website. Find it here. Admission for children age 12 and younger is free when accompanied by an adult.

New to the Home Show this year is “People’s Choice Judging.” Adults in attendance will receive a ballot to nominate the exhibit they feel is the show’s best. Ballots will be tallied, and ribbons will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-highest vote-getters.

Visitors to the show will receive complimentary copies of what BIE describes as its “handsome, easy-to-handle and annually published” Directory of Construction Information. The book lists the organization’s membership both alphabetically and by trade classification.