WAYMART - The annual spring Home and Garden Festival, hosted by the Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA), brought with it many people over the weekend.
The festival, which was held at the Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center, supports the WCBA.
It includes food, arts and crafts vendors, live demonstrations, raffles, a silent auction, an electronic recycling drop off, face painting, a LEGO competition and more.
It is sponsored by Bold Gold Media Group and Eastern Propane. The festival also features businesses in landscaping, windows, home decor, flooring and more.
Among the participants at the festival was the Paupack Blueberry Farm, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The Paupack Blueberry Farm offers a variety of homemade jams, syrup, honey and more.
The farm has been in business since 1964.
“We'll be having a special event on July 5 to celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said Michelle Coutts, one of the owners.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the farm, located at 184 Gumbletown Road in Paupack.
Coutts stated there will be special baked goods, orange cranberry scones, homemade ice cream and some new jams including blueberry champagne and pepper jam.
“We offer products for low sugar and diabetics, blueberry syrup, homemade relish, gift items and about 20 different jams,” she said. “The fields will be open in late July and the store will be open in mid-June.”
For more information on Paupack Blueberry Farm call (570) 226-9702, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.paupackblueberryfarm.com.
Another business that took part in the festival is Harth and Sons General Contracting from Avoca.
Started in 2008, the company is celebrating six years in business.
Harth and Sons is certified to eliminate mold. They also deal with water damage, restoration, shingles, flooring, siding and insurance claims.
At the Home and Garden Festival you could find members of the business standing near its mascot-a bee. The bumble bee has become the company's trademark.
“We receive a lot of complaints with carpenter bees,” said Charles Harth, owner. “It got my attention and thought it should be our logo.”
He said the company provides quality products and is constantly growing.
“We take pride in customer satisfaction,” Harth stated. “We're always looking to do a lot of great work and be known in the community.”
Harth and Sons has also won several awards from the Scranton Chamber of Comerce, most recently the 2014 Talk of the Town award.
For more information on Harth and Sons General Contracting call (570) 815-8294, email Harthandsons@gmail.com or visit harthandsonsllc.wix.com/harth.