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      U.P. Builders Show attracts thousands

      Thousands of shoppers continue to flood into the Superior Dome for the 39th annual U.P. Builders Show.

      Saturday was day two of the three-day show. About 120 vendors filled the dome, offering products and services ranging from windows, power tools, landscaping, and everything in between. The show is organized by the Marquette Builders Exchange and the U.P. Builders Association. Friday saw 1,334 visitors, but Saturday saw at least 5,000. Many shoppers return every year.

      "I've been coming to the U.P. Builders Show since we moved up here in 2001, and they've aways been interesting. There's a variety of vendors here. If there's anything you plan on doing on your house, this is the place to come to get prices and get people to talk to," said Rex Slingsby, visitng from Thompson near Manistique.

      The U.P. Builders Show continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for kids 6-12, and free for 5 and under.