• Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

Wayne County Home & Garden show provides pandemic reprieve

For Nichole Peterman, the pandemic put a damper on her recent move to Holmes County. She couldn’t remodel and decorate her newly bought house as she wanted.

Now, with the return of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show, she’s able to buy all of the flowers and make the right connections to transform her home.

People from as far afield as Cleveland planned their weekend around the home and garden show in the season’s first major event.

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Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the mostly dry 50-degree weather Saturday, at the usually rained upon event, to celebrate its return after it was canceled last year due to COVID-19.

‘Nice to get out’

Nancy Myers of Ashand takes a minute to rest on a bench after buying a box of plants for her fairy garden and flower bed.

Everyone was happy to have an excuse to get outside, especially Peterman.

“It was nice to leave the house after this last year,” she said, holding nearly a dozen flowers, plants and herbs.

Her mom helped choose the garden variety she held, she said.

Like Peterman, Angela Smith of Orrville is glad things are starting to get back to normal.