Visitors sign up for drawings at the 2012 in Spring Valley.
Visitors sign up for drawings at the 2012 in Spring Valley.
The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fourth annual business expo Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingsland High School with booths set up in the Kingsland Café and gym.

The expo will have a fall theme with voting for the business scarecrow contest and a pumpkin carving competition.

The free-admission event will be fun for the whole family. During the expo there will be entertainment, with Just for Kix dance program participants performing at 9:30 a.m. and a pumpkin carving competition from 9 a.m. to noon or until pumpkins are gone. Judging of the pumpkins is from noon to 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a breathtaking avant-garde runway fashion show by Chateau de Chic.

The Kingsland school-age child care (SACC) program will have beanbags and other fun.

The Chamber will play "spin the wheel," where participants will have a chance to win money, gift certificates and lots of other fun prizes.

Also, KFIL will be playing music all morning and doing live radio spots throughout the event.

Close to 40 exhibitors will have drawings for prizes, food samples or items for sale. They will have information about their business or will be there to answer questions. The expo will include several home-based businesses. Also, the Junior Parents group will be holding a fundraiser, with items for sale during the event.

Visitors are also encouraged to bring a canned food item for a donation to the Spring Valley Area Food Shelf.

The expo is here to encourage people to shop locally and see what Spring Valley has to offer. Spring Valley businesses want to keep the community thriving and in order to do so they need the support of everyone living in the area, said Chamber officials.

The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to "invite everyone to come and check out all the new events and vendors. We want the Spring Valley Business Expo to be a fun and successful annual event," said Jenn Slifka, one of the organizers of the event.