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Packed exhibition hall expected for New York Mills show April 17

It looks like a full house for the New York Mills Trade Show April 17.

"It's going to be full," said Amy Wallgren, one of the trade show organizers, who is anticipating 70 or more vendors for the event, hosted at the New York Mills High School.

The only admission for the show is a New York Mills Food Shelf contribution, noted co-chair Karen Erickson. Each year, the trade show generates a substantial pile of donated food items, she noted.

Trade show spectators are invited to come early for breakfast. The trade show pancake feed has become a tradition-and a good deal, at only $2. The breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m. The show and exhibits will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Books will be on sale, hosted by the NY Mills elementary school. Other highlights include 4-H skits, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, drawings for NY Mills "Marks" and possibly for Twins tickets, at the new Target field, noted Wallgren.

Hosted by the New York Mills Civic and Commerce Association, the show is a showcase of a wide range of businesses and organizations.

Health screenings will be offered by the New York Mills Lions, Perham Memorial Hospital and Tri-County Hospital.

One of the unique business vendors will be Signs Plus and Norton Printing, which will have a screen-printing machine on-site, with t-shirts printed while-you-wait.

For the kids, the FFA will again have a petting zoo with a wide variety of critters.

Set-up for the trade show is scheduled for Friday, April 16 from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 17 from 7-9 a.m. For more information call 218-385-2430 or e-mail or