Plans are being made for the 2008 Home Builders Association of Cumberland County Home Show, set for March 7-9 at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

In addition to hosting numerous exhibitors, all with wonderful products or ideas for your new home or remodeling project, the show will offer a number of prizes and events for visitors.

Once again, a $100 cash prize will be awarded to one lucky winner. Visitors will just need to register at the Home Show to be eligible.

Two new events for 2008 are the Patch Work Playhouse and The Wall of Shame/Wall of Fame home improvement project prize.

The Patch Work Playhouse will be built at the Home Show using labor and materials donated by members of the Home Builders Association of Cumberland County. For an additional donation, Home Show attendees will be able to enter a drawing for the playhouse. The drawing is set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Complete rules will be available at the Home Show and the Web site, No purchase is necessary to win, but all proceeds will be donated to a local charity to be named at a later date.

The Wall of Shame/Wall of Fame prize will be a "before and after" home improvement contest with a $50 gift certificate to Cracker Barrel. Entries will consist of photos mounted to 8 1/2x11-inch paper showing a before and after photo of a project completed in Cumberland County in the past two years. Information on the project must be included on the back of the entry. Please include the cost of the project; if you used a professional builder or if the project was a DIY endeavor; and address or location of the project. Photos will not be returned, but may be picked up at the Home Show after 4 p.m. March 9.

Deadline for mailed entries is Feb. 28, and may be mailed to Home Builders Association of Cumberland County, P.O. Box 507, Crossville, TN 38555. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted until 7:30 p.m. March 7. Winner will be chosen by the votes of those attending the 2008 Home Show.

Home Builder members who would like to take part in the Patchwork Playhouse should contact Gina Knight, 788-1525, or Gay Stewart, 456-9478.

The 2008 Home Show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. March 7; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9. For more information, see the Web site,