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Tulsa Home & Garden Show going strong

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Two years after having to close early due to COVID, the Tulsa Home and Garden Show is nearly back to full strength.

"We have over 400 exhibitors this year, I think around 410," said Nikki Pauly of the Tulsa Home & Garden Show.

"I’ve been to two other shows, I’m going to tell you this is the best one of all the shows," said Glenn Teschner of Sooner Flooring and Design, excited about the exposure from the event for his Claremore based business.

"Yeah it is, it is a big deal for us to be able to be here at this show," he said.

It's also a big deal for Tim Nall of We B Trees, who's been an exhibitor for over 25 years.

"I believe it’s worth it to me. I can’t really say there’s a dollar amount that I make each time that I come to the show but I think it puts recognition out into the community," he said.

And even though it's called the Tulsa Home and Garden Show...

"What is it that makes Owasso tick? What makes it a good place to live?" said Ray Adcock from the Owasso Chamber of Commerce, using the event to spread the word about a neighboring community.

"I think most people know Owasso for our shopping, it’s quite a retail center, a lot of people are coming, but there have been a lot of people come by today say, 'Hey we’re thinking about moving. We’ve heard great things about Owasso. We want to check it out,'" he said.

Also being checked out in this energy rattled world...

"We, I think we’ve doubled. In fact I know that our employee count has doubled since this time last year," said Alexander Hamilton of Solar Power of Oklahoma, trying to keep up with demand with folks looking to go solar.

"So you’ve got energy prices that are going up, demand is getting higher, solar is getting cheaper, batteries we’re hoping are getting cheaper soon, so yes, everything’s moving in the right direction," he said.

And all of this is just from the perspective of the exhibitors. The challenge for the folks attending the show, trying not to buy something.

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"This year we made a pact not to buy anything, and here we are purchasing outdoor furniture," said Rep. Carol Bush.

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