The Fenton Community Expo is only three weeks away so make sure it’s on your calendar — it’s one of our community’s biggest and most exciting events of the year.

“It’s Fenton’s ‘winter festival,’” said Linda Hathaway, Expo chairperson for more than three decades. “It’s our indoor gala, so bring your family, have fun and enjoy the whole event.”

The 36th annual Community Expo is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8 at Fenton High School. Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s event will be especially exciting because of the 100th Birthday Celebration of the Fenton Regional Chamber.

A 100th birthday cake will be served during both days of Expo, along with a special birthday drawing.

“We’ll be giving away $100 in a drawing at the Expo, and also at 25 other Chamber events during 2020,” said Shelly Day, chamber executive director. “Just put your name and phone number on a ticket and you’ll have a chance to win.”

The $100 giveaway debuted at the Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 8 — won by Joel Gibbons of Lewis & Knopf, CPA, in Fenton. The drawings will be held at all major events, plus the monthly Networking at Noon events.

“We’ll try to recognize longtime chamber members, many of whom also are Expo exhibitors,” Hathaway said.

The Community Expo is expected to attract about 5,000 visitors during the

two-day event. It is truly a community affair, drawing dozens of volunteers, from student organizations to the Chamber’s Ambassadors.

The chamber expects to meet or beat last year’s 150 booth count. The Expo has become a “reunion” for friends and neighbors to visit, while learning more about area businesses. Here, you can meet with local professionals face to face and find out about their products and services.

Once again, the Expo is free to the community, thanks to presenting event sponsors Sharp Funeral Homes and Brant and Associates of Fenton.

New this year will be demonstrations by the Fenton Robotics Team, which will have an informational booth.

For more information, visit Fentonchamber.com or call the chamber office at (810) 629-5447.

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