North Suburban Home Improvement Show set for March 23

The North Suburban Home Improvement Show is Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Andover YMCA/Community Center, 15200 Hanson Blvd. N.W.

Tim Knutson of Andover (left) gets more information about outdoor decks from Derek Soderquist (with cap) and Josh Robinson of the J. Robinson Construction Company of Isanti at last year’s North Suburban Home Improvement Show. File photo by Eric Hagen

Tim Knutson of Andover (left) gets more information about outdoor decks from Derek Soderquist (with cap) and Josh Robinson of the J. Robinson Construction Company of Isanti at last year’s North Suburban Home Improvement Show. File photo by Eric Hagen

The free show is in its 15th year and continues to be sponsored by the cities of Andover, Anoka and Coon Rapids.

There are currently about 85 vendors signed up for the March 23 show, but show coordinator Cindy Ramseier expects a few more to sign up.

Vendors will be able to answer questions on such household topics as flooring, siding, windows, air conditioning, water softeners, garage doors, gutters, landscaping, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, outdoor patios, home mortgages and much more.

“It’s a great opportunity to have these exhibitors for people to choose from,” Ramseier said.

Once again, parents are welcome to bring their children. The first 300 kids at the show will receive a kit for a wooden project.

According to Ramseier, Lowe’s is bringing a variety of kits so everyone is not working on the same project.

Home Depot is bringing cups, dirt and seeds for kids to plant.

Ramseier said Home Depot will also set up a tent outside the community center where people can test power tools. This is a new addition to the home show.

As you walk through the show, you can have some free popcorn thanks to the SharePoint Credit Union, which has a location in Andover.

Some of the exhibitors order two booths, so the total number of booths sold is currently 92.

Ramseier has typically sold 108 booths during past events, so the number of vendors is down this year.

Although the show is free to attend, everyone is encouraged to make a monetary donation or bring a non-perishable food item for the Anoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC) Food Shelf in Anoka. March is Minnesota FoodShare Month. Cub Scout Pack 609 will be assisting the home show committee in assembling the food donations.

For more information, visit www.NorthSuburbanHomeShow.org.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

  • Pat Walker

    I would encourage everyone to attend this Free show! I have been a “Greeter” there for five years (along with the rest of the Anoka Housing and Redevelopment Authority) and the feedback has always been good. Children and adults can have a good time.
    So pick up the kids and get out to the North Suburban Home Improvment Show!
    Don’t forget to bring a donation to the Food Shelf please!

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