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50th annual Home and Garden show kicks off, continues through Sunday

LAWTON, Okla._ The 50th annual Home and Garden Show here kicked off Friday evening and continues through Sunday, with dozens of exhibitors, at the Great Plains Coliseum.

"There are plenty of ideas here at the home show," says Steve Taylor, coordinator. "We've had more vendors here this year than we've had in year's past."

Friday evening was the beginning of what Taylor hopes will be a busy weekend.

"With this being our 50th anniversary of the Home and Garden Show, we are really expecting a big turnout."

People were busy checking out the variety of the more than 80 exhibits on display. There is everything from the latest in energy conservation, to outdoor grilling and food vendors.

The Southwest Oklahoma Crimstoppers and Drug Busters are also at the show all weekend, unveiling new, free, child identification kits.

Detective Chris Harmon with Lawton police says the information in the ID kits is good for parents to have in case of an emergency, and it gives detectives a leg up in any investigation: "Missing juveniles, runaways, abductions," are some examples, says Harmon.

Taylor hopes the community takes advantage of the wide spectrum of resources and new technologies at this year's show. 

"There's so many things in energy efficiency; there's so many new things with landscape design, appliances, heating and air," says Taylor. "There are just so many new technologies out there that people can grasp and save money on."

Free is the keyword this weekend. Not only is admission free this year, but once you get inside there are plenty of things to do at no charge.

The Home and Garden Show is open Saturday, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and again on Sunday, from noon-5 p.m.

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