It's being hailed as a huge success, as around 3,500 people attended the inaugaral Chaffee Home and Garden show, organized by the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club.
68 businesess and non-profit vendors displayed their wares this past Saturday and Sunday at the 1st annual event. While most vendors came from Chaffee County, some travelled from Colorado Springs, Leadville, Westcliff, and Silvercliff. Sunrise Rotary president Bill Reeves said that most have committed to return next year.
Net income from the event is still being tallied, and all profits will be directed for use in the community to help youth and the enviornment, according to the club.
The Sunrise rotary club is a service organization open to all. They welcome anyone to become a member regardless of personal faith, social opinions, or political leanings. They meet every Wednesday, 7:30, at the Country Bounty restaurant, and visitors are always welcome.