Four businesses will partner to give away a 'room makeover'

Olde Town Touch, Furniture Market, Waynesboro Floor Covering and An Artisan's Touch will accept registrations starting March 7

February 23, 2011|By JENNIFER FITCH |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Four southern Franklin County, Pa., businesses will be partnering during the county's builders show to give away a "room makeover" to one prize winner.

Olde Town Touch, Furniture Market, Waynesboro Floor Covering and An Artisan's Touch will accept registrations for the drawing starting March 7. The winner will be selected March 14.

The 28th annual Franklin County Builders Show, scheduled for March 11 to 13, will be held this year in Waynesboro, instead of Chambersburg, Pa. The event had 18,000 people in attendance over its three days in Chambersburg last year.

Brenda Mowen of Olde Town Touch said she reached out to businesspeople with whom she's networked in the past. She offered a "room makeover" once previously during an anniversary and wanted to expand the offering this time.

"We are very pleased to be working together with other local 'hometown' people the community knows and trusts to put this package together," said Harry Morningstar of Furniture Market.

The "hometown design team" will do an evaluation with the winner, come to an agreement for what will happen and take over from there, Mowen said.

"Every scenario is different. The package is going to be based on the needs of the room we're evaluating," she said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like when it's done," said Micah Oberholzer, who operates An Artisan's Touch with his father, Richard.

The team will reuse items already in the room and supplement them with things like new drapes, pieces of furniture, crown molding and flooring during the redesign, Mowen said.

Representatives of the businesses are finalizing the giveaway's restrictions, which will limit the size of the room. To enter, visit Olde Town Touch, Waynesboro Floor Covering or Furniture Market.

"You can increase your chance of winning by visiting each location," Mowen said.

The builders show in the Waynesboro Mall on Pa. 16 is expected to have 170 vendors featuring gas fireplaces, sunrooms, hot tubs, geothermal heating systems and weatherproofing techniques.

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