By Kelsey Musick
Whitestown will play host to its first Do-It-Yourself Expo in March, and a successful turnout will determine if it will become an annual event.
Whitestown Parks and Recreation Event Coordinator Sarah Burns said the event, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Whitestown Municipal Complex gymnasium, 6210 Veterans Dr., is likely to return if it is well-attended.
Admission is free.
The idea behind the expo came from Whitestown resident Kevin Jordan, who wanted to educate the community in an environmentally friendly way.
According to Burns, Jordan noticed lots of residents on Facebook searching for how-tos for their homes.
“It was something (Jordan) originally wanted to do at a farmer’s market, so I coordinated with him to make sure everything we were doing was in conjunction with his original idea,” Burns said.
The event will feature an array of businesses and vendors. Burns’ goal is for attendees to make connections with businesses for future services.
“We have got people coming to talk about air filters in your home, how often you should change them, bicycle maintenance, organic recycling, lawnmower maintenance, mold prevention and spring cleaning,” Burns said. “We will also have the fire department coming to do car-seat checks.”
Vendors are still being added to the event. The target audience is young families buying their first home in the community.