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Home and Garden show welcomes professional organizer, chef

The 52nd annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show brings two first-rate experts to your back door Feb. 22-24. Jyll Everman, a chef and season seven finalist on “Next Food Network Star,” and Geralin Thomas, a professional organizer who regularly appears on A&E’s show “Hoarders,” will host seminars at the show. Consumers will find the Fargodome

overflowing with more than 300 exhibitors, including the largest selection of home and garden exhibits in the region.

Everman owns Jyllicious Bites, a catering company in Glendora, Calif., devoted to gourmet finger foods. She has been a guest on the “Rachel Ray Morning Show” and several national radio stations. She was a private chef for six years before opening Jyllicious Bites; currently teaches monthly cooking classes in various venues in Los Angeles; and is a part-time

culinary specialist at Williams-Sonoma.

Thomas offers real solutions for real people, emphasizing simplicity and excellence in her approach to organizing challenges both large and small. Based in Cary, N.C., Thomas has been published in an array of national magazines, featured on “The Nate Berkus Show” and “Today.” She founded her company, Metropolitan Organizing, in 2002, is past president of the

North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and is a chronic disorganization and ADHD specialist.

Home and Garden show hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Feb. 24. Check for a seminar schedule. Show guides were published in The Forum Feb. 17 and are also available at all Hornbacher’s.

Admission is $8 with $1-off coupons available in the show guides and at Two-for-one admission specials will be honored from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday ($1-off admission coupon not valid during two for-one hours).

Sponsors Accent Kitchen & Bath, COUNTRY Financial and H2 Design Build will offer seminars for consumers. Additional sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D., A Sound Environment, LLC, Hornbacher’s and Nodak Stores.

The Home Depot will feature a Kids’ Workshop on the mezzanine level, above the lobby Feb. 23, from 10 5 p.m., and Feb. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. Read more in the show guide.

A playground with childcare will be available for potty-trained children age three to seven. It is offered by YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties and North Dakota State University’s Human Development and Family Science Club. Fees (donated to HDFS Club) are $3 per hour for the first child and $2 per hour for each additional child (same family).

Entrances on the east and west sides of the Fargodome will be open for consumer convenience.

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