New Coshocton royalty named

| October 19, 2015

COSHOCTON – Debbie McDonald, marketing and public relations manager for Roscoe Village, was excited to have the canal royalty contest back in the village and the new court can’t wait to travel around the state representing Coshocton.

“We are so happy to have you here and hope this relationship continues,” she said.

When the annual Canal Days Festival was almost canceled this year, a group of citizens known as the Coshocton Royalty Advisory Committee worked with Roscoe to move the annual royalty contest to Roscoe Village during the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival.

The contestants for junior queen, princess and queen were judged on Oct. 11, but the princess and queen courts were not named until Oct. 17 at the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival. At the festival, the queen contestants also had to give a final presentation about their costumes on stage before the results were announced.

Judge Bob Batchelor served as MC of the event and shared with the crowd gathered at Roscoe’s main stage the results of the contest. Ava Winner is the junior queen, Ayres Hamilton is her first attendant and Serenity Lipps is her second attendant. Lynsey Stonebraker is the new princess, Savannah Langdon is her first attendant, Abigail Lillibridge is her second attendant and Judy Brown is her third attendant. The new queen is Kristian Meek. Her first attendant is Megan Stonebraker and her second attendant is Rebekah Lillibridge.

“I’m excited to share in my family and friends footsteps,” Meek said. “My sister (Cassidy Meek) was the 2011 Bicentennial Queen and I saw how much fun her and Amy Jo (Johnson, the 2014 Canal Queen) had traveling and visiting new places. I’m looking forward to meeting new people from all over Ohio.”

Lynsey said she had an overwhelming feeling of joy when her name was announced as the princess.

“All the girls did a great job,” she said. “I’m looking forward to traveling with the court and having a fun year together.”

Winner said that being named junior queen was really cool.

“I’m looking forward to making new friends, representing Coshocton and riding in parades,” she said.

The new court was crowned by the 2014 Coshocton Canal Festival Queen Amy Jo Johnson and 2014 Coshocton Canal Festival Princess Sophia Meiser.

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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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