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Fall home show comes to Auburn

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Sure. The fall Auburn Home Show taking place at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds starting Friday is going to attract people looking for a chance to win about two acres of land in the Auburn Lake Trails community near Cool in a free drawing. Or Lani Johnston Horan, co-owner of event promoter Auburn Home Shows can enthuse, as she did today, about attractions like the Landscaper’s Meadow or a 10,000-square-foot fire prevention area. But when Dan Trustin, owner of Nevada Street’s Auburn Home & Energy Center, sets up his booth, he said today that he’s looking forward to cementing bonds with many of his long-time customers throughout the Auburn area. “It does increase some sales from places like the (Highway) 50 corridor, Sacramento and Marysville but we’re in town and we get to visit with people in the community who have supported us through these times,” Trustin said. “We’re part of this community and we’re happy people have been glad to support our little, local store.” Nearby today, Earlene Eisley-Freeman of Eisley Nursery, also on Nevada Street in Auburn, was putting out containers of snapdragons, pansies, violas and other flowering plants. “We’re letting people know there’s still time for color in their yards,” Eisley-Freeman said. “With all the hardscapes that are being offered, we bring in the pretty stuff. We’re filling that niche with potted plants and color.” Eisley-Freeman added that the Home Show provides the 78-year-old family business with an opportunity to remind people where they are and what they offer. Horan said the land giveaway drawing, which is for property in a gated community that includes a golf course, riding trails and community swimming pool, is creating plenty of excitement. “I was looking for something very unique for the largest fall home show in Northern California,” Horan said. “I’m hoping someone can build their dream home on the land and can get information here from contractors on how to do it.” The drawing will be at 5 p.m. Sunday and participants don’t have to be present to win. The Home Show website – auburnhomeshows.com – has more information on fees the winner would bear and other specifics. An early-autumn staple in Auburn, the home show starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Horan said merchants will be showcasing the newest products and services. Also on the fairgrounds for the show is a food court, with adult beverages, for event-goers who would like to take a break from shopping. With holidays coming, many of the show’s merchants will also be stocking gift and gourmet items to go with decorations to help with Christmas entertainment, Horan said. - Gus Thomson -------------------------------- Auburn Fall Home Show When: Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: General $6, children 5-12 $1, seniors 60 and over $2 Friday only