Officially opening the 43rd annual Western Maryland Home Show Friday at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building with a ceremonial board cutting, from the left, are David Kauffman, Cumberland City Council; Bette Cage, Chessie Federal Credit Union mortgage supevisor; Steve Langan, president of Anchor Homes; Bill Valentine, Allegany County commissioner; Miss Mountain City Lindsay Hanna; City Councilman Nick Scarpelli; Randy George, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, president of the board of the Western Maryland Homebuilders Association and show co-chairman; Debbie Grimm, executive officer of the association; Pam McCusker, show co-chairwoman and member of the board of directors of the association; and Mike Hershberger, outside sales at 84 Lumber, LaVale. The show, featuring a variety of vendors, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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