The Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show, an annual community event organized by the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, will take place March 3-5, 2017, at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
The show will feature approximately 120 exhibitors throughout the first floor of the Saratoga Springs City Center, with a wide range of home improvement, outdoor living and landscaping, family recreation, and lifestyle products and services, as well as great prizes. Attendees have the chance to win several types of prizes, including hourly door prizes, and a grand prize.
Returning after its successful 2016 debut will be the Fine Art & Crafts Show on the second floor of the City Center, featuring area artists.
The preliminary schedule for the show at the City Center is Friday, March 3 from 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is free.
In addition to exhibits, the show typically features special events and activities, such as cooking demonstrations and kids activities.
Show Funds Rotary’s Donations to Community, Scholarships, and Global Aid
The Rotary Club expects to raise close to $100,000 from the event, with proceeds being distributed to community organizations, youth scholarships, and international humanitarian projects. Since the original show was held in 1973 at the Saratoga Armory, the Show has made possible the significant financial gifts of the Rotary Club, as well as strengthening the community spirit of Saratoga.
In addition to an annual Major Gift to a local non-profit organization, the Club makes smaller donations each year to a wide range of local organizations focused on youth recreation and education, provision of services and food to those in need, historical sites, and cultural activities.
As part of the Club’s continued dedication to helping local students pursue higher education, it now provides $50,000 annually in scholarships to high school seniors. This work is done in conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation, which raises funds for scholarship purposes.
The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club also assists from time to time with disaster relief efforts, reflecting its belief of being involved global citizens. It also supports the efforts of Rotary International, and in particular Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio.
Membership in the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club (www.saratogaspringsrotary.org) offers an excellent opportunity for Saratoga area businesses and individuals to make a positive impact in the community and the world. Members of the Club meet every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 at Longfellows Restaurant for fellowship, lunch, and an informational program.