The Madison County Community Expo showcases local businesses while offering family-friendly fun.
The event, which is coordinated by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at London Elementary School, 380 Elm St. Admission is free.
Nearly 60 exhibitors have signed up for the expo. They represent a wide range of companies, from financial institutions and home improvement shops to distribution centers and recreational vehicle sales. In addition to promoting their goods and services, companies will offer information about their job openings.
“Really, it’s an opportunity to find out what’s here,” said Ginger Kronk, membership and events director for the Chamber.
Restaurants and caterers are among the participating businesses. They will present a “Taste of Madison County” in the auditeria, offering free samples or food for purchase. Also, Marc Dullin of A Chef For You will conduct a professional cooking demonstration at noon.
Each person who attends the expo will receive a “passport” which will be marked at each booth. Anyone who visits every booth will be entered into a drawing for vacation accommodations in St. Thomas.
In addition to the exhibits, the expo’s schedule is full of activities for all ages:
• fishing clinics by Greg Finchum and Dan Moran, local Pro Bass fishermen;
• tethered hot air balloon rides by Re/MAX (weather permitting);
• a petting zoo courtesy of Spring Valley Stables;
• storytimes and a visit from Peter Rab-bit coordinated by the county’s libraries;
• games by the Presbyterian Child Cen-ter;
• free credit reports and same-day pre-approvals by Wells Fargo; and
• discounts for individuals who register at the expo for London Parks & Recreation summer programs.
For more information about the Madi-son County Community Expo, call the Chamber at 740-852-2250.