50 plus expo unites community with vendors

| November 17, 2017

Coshocton County Commissioner Curtis Lee was one of several guest ice cream scoopers at the 50 Plus Expo. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The 50 Plus Expo typically draws hundreds of people and is a great way for vendors to showcase products and programs geared toward that age group.

The annual event organized by WTNS Radio was held Nov. 16 at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites and featured 35 vendors.

“People know ADT has security systems, but a lot of people don’t know we have a home health line,” said Larry Monroy, who manned the ADT booth.

Their home health line can be alerted of a fall even if you aren’t able to push the button, plus there is the On-The-Go System that works with GPS and can pinpoint your location. It also is temperature activated and ADT will contact you if it senses you have been out in the cold too long.

“This age group is our market for these products,” Monroy said. “They want to be independent, but they also want to be responsible.”

Another vendor at the expo was Olde Town Realty, which just moved to its new location at 218 Cambridge Road.

“This is a good event for the community and good public relations for us,” said Debbie Myers, a realtor with Olde Town. “I’m really impressed with the expo. It’s very well done.”

Bruce Wallace from WTNS said the expo has been going on for 23 years and has changed over the years, but always had a similar purpose.

“We do this to get vendors together and people out,” he said.

Expo attendees also enjoyed some special treats such as fresh popped popcorn, an ice cream sundae bar and the chance to win door prizes.

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