Annual home show moves to WRLHS

Event to be held later in March

The annual home show sponsored by the Wolf River Builders Association is setting up in a new location this year that should increase the event’s visibility.

The WRBA home show will take place March 24-25 at Wolf River Lutheran High School, W7467 River Bend Road, Shawano. Previous home shows were held at the Crawford Center.

“The show’s going to be out there in that brand new school,” said Cap Wallrich, one of the organizers for the event. “We’d like to showcase the new high school.”

The dates for the show have also been moved up by several weeks to accommodate potential vendors, according to Wallrich. WRBA could not hold its home show at the Crawford Center until after March because the Shawano Hockey League was still using the facilities.

“Most of the vendors preferred to have it a little bit earlier,” Wallrich said. “We can move it up two to three weeks earlier by having it out there (at WRLHS).”

The high school will be getting involved by running the show’s concession stand both days.

The new location is also more advantageous, being at the intersection of state highways 22 and 29. Even though it’s smaller compared with the Crawford Center, it still provides more than enough room for the show, according to Wallrich.

He noted that there are close to 30 booths, but he is still seeking vendors and that there could be at least 40 by the time the show rolls around.

Rob Zimmer, garden writer and radio host, is scheduled to conduct two seminars on Sunday. The first one at 11:45 a.m. addresses the new gardening trends for 2018, followed by a seminar addressing companion planting at 1 p.m.

There are currently no seminars slated for Saturday, but Wallrich is seeking speakers who can speak on a variety of home topics.

“We are open to anyone who wants to put seminars on,” Wallrich said. “We’re looking for at least two seminars on Saturday.”

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25. Admission is three canned food items, which will go to the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center, or $3, which will go to Habitat for Humanity.

For information, contact Wallrich at 715-526-2156 or at