Friday, February 19, 2010

The Best of the Home Show, Friday Edition

I go to the Bristol Home and Business Show every year, usually two or three of the three days it runs. I think I know the show pretty well, so let me tell you some of the highlights I encountered tonight:
1. The Tin Man (AWESOME costume made by Bill Fontaine, owner of Fontaine Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning) If Bill shows up Saturday or Sunday, I hope some of you get a chance to check it out. It was the thing that truly made me feel like I wasn't in Kansas anymore. He gets my vote for Best in Show.
2. Cortlandt Hull's booth for the Witch's Dungeon, where he is drawing caricatures to raffle off or give away for free. It's fun to watch a talented artist at work.
3. Helen Lobaczewski in the Forestville Village Association's Duck Race booth, selling chances on a ducks for five bucks. Stop by and get your duckie!
If you go to the show, which is at Bristol Eastern High School, be sure to stop by the Bristol Press booth and tell them how much you love that reporter, Jackie Majerus. They have cool mini red flying discs, too. If you're not a subscriber, please stop by and sign up!
I'll be back at the show tomorrow, so I'll try to find some more highlights for you.


  1. Thanks Jackie.

    "Now I know I have a heart...... cause it's breaking."

    Bill "Tin-Man" Fontaine

  2. Awww... thanks, Bill. You totally rock. Even Cortlandt Hull, master of movie and stage makeup, said you were a dead ringer for the Tin Man in the movie.