Garden and Home Show coming


   The 2007 Jefferson County Garden and Home Show has been slated for April 13, 14 and 15, at the fairgrounds in Madras.
   Admission is free to the garden and home show, which will feature everything from appliances to huge screen HDTVs, indoor and outdoor decorating items, cookware, smokers, plants, garden items and more.
   Two celebrities lending their support to this year's show are Ed Begley Jr. of the 1982 TV show "St. Elsewhere," and Renee Shepherd from "Renee's Garden," an online supplier of gourmet and organic garden seeds. Begley's natural cleaning products will be displayed, the profits of which he donates to charity. And Shepherd is sending seeds to display, which will do well in our climate.
   Organizer Ron Erickson noted there will be displays of solar and wind power energy alternatives, which will attract a lot of people.
   A food vendor is scheduled to offer hamburgers, tacos and brats. The Madras Catholic Youth will also be selling fresh-baked cookies at the event to help raise money for their trip to Australia.
   The event will also be holding drawings for a Smith and Wesson barbecue smoker.
   The home and garden show will run from 2 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 14; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 15.