The 37th annual Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club Expo opens today for its traditional three-day run at the Edgar A. Newell II Golden Dome at Ogdensburg Free Academy.
The doors open at 3 p.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m.
Saturdays Expo activities run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The finale on Sunday begins at noon and winds down at 4:30 p.m.
Anticipation is in the air again.
Its all set for a great event, said Thomas P. Luckie Jr., the clubs executive director.
More than 100 vendors, businesses and crafters are signed up to attend the annual trade show.
There is also the ongoing sale of $10 tickets for Expos grand prize giveaway. First prize in this years raffle will be $5,000 cash, courtesy of Blevins Auto Group. Along with the first prize of $5,000, other prizes include two, $1,500 gift certificates from Gardners Flooring and Furniture, a $1,300 gift certificate from Triple A Building Centers, a family membership (for four) to Northern Physical Therapy, a $1,000 gift certificate to Carbinos Jewelers, a $1,000 Savings Bond from NBT Bank and $1,000 donated by Phillips Diner.
The winners will be announced at the Expos conclusion on Sunday.
Proceeds will help support the programs and opportunities that the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club provides to the youth.
The vendors include: Cornerstone Services, Ogdensburg Lions Club, Buck Ridge Chainsaw Carving, St. Lawrence Gas/Enbridge Services, the city of Ogdensburg and Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, First Student, Fowlers Taffy, Verizon Cellular, Basement Waterproofing Inc., Community Broadcasters, Ogdensburg Public Library and Friends, BOCES Adult Education, Crow Hockey and Skate Supplies, Art Wilson, ATV Club, Schermerhorn Harbor, Aeon Heating and Air Conditioning, SeaComm Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart Vision Center, Printout Portrait Shop, Dells Sports and Novelties, Northern New York Newspapers, Walgreens, Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, St. Lawrence Child Care Council, and Moody River Cycles.
Also: Northern Physical Therapy, National Guard, Custom Rustix, Gardners Flooring and Furniture, Ogdensburg Elks Lodge, Decks, Docks and Beyond, North Country Savings Bank, Clayton Marina, WoodChop Shop, St. Lawrence County Clerk, Blevins Bros., Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Latham Auto LLC, Latham General Contractor, St. Marguerite DYouville Academy, The Fox, Pepsi-Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, Neighborhood Watch, Adirondack Energy, Bills Tire Center, BOCES Cosmetology, Cartoon Caricatures by Nikki, and Visalus (weight loss).
Also: Ashli Michelle Photography, Boy Scouts, Stacy Vessel (The Davison Point) Bulldog Paintball Park, St. Lawrence County Community Development Program; New York Statewide Senior Action Council; Small Town Crafters, TML Graphics, Mary Kay Cosmetics, PartyLite, Origami Owl. Hats and More, Scentsy, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Yes FM/Q 102.9 FM radio, Clint Taylor of Market America, Rosemary Miller, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, SUNY Canton Athletic Department, SUNY UCAWD, American Red Cross, Not Your Average Cookie, AARP/Driver Safety, Impression Studio, Seaway Valley Prevention Council, Tucker Spring Organics and Gilbert Greens Country Club.