CROWN POINT | The 12th annual Pond Expo will be held at the Lake County Fair Grounds on April 27 and 28, with a special sneak peek viewing on April 26.
The two-day expo will feature exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars to inspire and educate outdoor enthusiasts. Attendees will be able to stroll through the indoor showroom to see the newest of designs and products to enhance back yards and outdoor living space.
The event will include 60 vendors in the Industrial Arts Building offering information and pond and garden supplies. Educational opportunities are also available with presentations by the Lake County Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners will also be giving away seed packets to the first 500 attendees on Saturday and Sunday.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27 and 28. The sneak peek will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the expo is $5, with children under 15 free.
Proceeds from admission to the expo on Saturday and Sunday will help fund community service projects and scholarships. The sneak peek is $20, with all proceeds from the event directly benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Two rescue groups will be participating in the 2013 Pond Expo: American Greyhounds and Settlers Pond. American Greyhound is dedicated to finding homes for unwanted greyhounds. Settlers Pond is an animal shelter for zoo and wildlife animals. The rescue groups will be promoting upcoming fundraisers and events.
For expo information, visit www.illianagardenpond.org.