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Vendors Say Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo Grows Each Year

Vendors at this year's Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo say attendance continues to increase.
Vendors at this year's Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo say attendance continues to increase.

Nearly 140 vendors from across the Big Country packed out the Taylor County Expo Center and majority agrees that more people are interested in visiting the event.

"This year it has been phenomenal, everyone's been showing up and having a great time," says Billie Hammett, owner of H2O Technologies. "I do a lot of home and garden shows and this has been the best."

Hammett has owned her company for 25 years and been a part of the expo for four years. She believes the turnout was great this year because organizers have moved the two-day event after spring break.

"They wanted to make sure that everybody was in town could come to the show and see all the important products," says Hammett.

Inside the coliseum floor, people were able to visit a variety of tables from kitchen supply to building companies. RV's, boats, and cars were some of the items displayed as part of the outer building exhibitors.

"Every yet it just gets bigger and better," says Paula Denison of Culligan of Abilene.

Denison has been involved with her water treatment company for 14 years and finds people are more interested in water purification. With water being so scarce in the Big Country, Denison says people are concerned about the quality of their water.

"It's really scary right now because everyone knows we need rain," Denison adds. "Luckily we have the system to make your water taste better and improve its quality."

The Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo was put on by the Big Country Home Builders Association.

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