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NASCAR vehicle displayed at Home Depot today

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

Racing fans, as well as residents with a flair for lawn care, will have an opportunity to explore both interests today, during a NASCAR show-car exhibit in McDonough.

The Scotts-Miracle Gro Company will host the event at Home Depot, located at 1750 Jonesboro Rd.

Those in attendance will have a chance to see a "real, live race car," similar to the Home Depot-sponsored vehicle driven by Carl Edwards, according to Jessica Ferguson, Miracle-Gro's sales and marketing manager.

In addition, she said the event will be informative for local residents. Employees will be on hand to answer questions about lawn maintenance.

This, she said, is particularly important in light of spring and summer weather in Georgia in recent years.

"With the drought conditions in [the state], we started a Water Smart campaign, to educate people on how to fertilize their lawns, to be more drought-resistant," explained Ferguson, who will be in attendance Saturday.

Scotts, based in Ohio, specializes in lawn-related items, and has been in existence for more than 50 years.

Ferguson said NASCAR-related events, scheduled at various locations around the country, are used as advertising tools, to "draw people in" to use their products, which include fertilizer, grass seed and soils.

Miracle-Gro employees will cook hamburgers and hot dogs for those attending

the 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., event.