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Dogwood Festival kicks off with Chalk & Roll

| May 6, 2019

Dreyden Rhoades puts the finishing touches on his piece of artwork at the artPARK. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Families were invited to come help the Pomerene Center for the Arts kick off its Dogwood Festival on May 5 at the Chalk & Roll held in downtown Coshocton.

Music and food was offered in the artPARK where families were encouraged to take part in a chalk art mural and decorate their bikes for a parade. Seven artists also participated in a chalk art contest.

“It’s been really fun,” said Anne Cornell from the Pomerene Center. “The weather has been nice to be out in. The artists have been working all day and we’ve had lots of families and kids join in. Adding the music made it a fun party.”

Music throughout the day was provided by Barefoot McCoy, Tanner Davis and the Walhonding Rube Band.

Those who participated in the bike parade had the chance to win the following prizes, which went to: Largest group – the Baker Family; best decorated under 18 – Alyviah Baker; best decorated over 18 – Skila Greenwald; noisiest bicycle – Lily Zetty; and most in need of paint – Dreyden Rhoades.

“We just decided to go for a bike ride as a family today,” said Alyssa Henry from the Baker Family. “We rode to Lake Park and Roscoe and when we saw they were doing this we decided to join in. It’s a perfect day for a bike ride.”

The public will be able to vote on the chalk art pieces created by artists at the artPARK for $1 a vote. Tickets will be available during the lunches on the court square held at noon all this week.

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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Photo Galleries

Josie Sellers

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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