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Turkey Trot surpasses target

| November 26, 2018

COSHOCTON – The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, held each Thanksgiving Day morning at Lake Park, brings together running enthusiasts and walkers that want to get involved, have some fun and help raise funds for a good cause.

The event is sponsored by Dean’s Jewelry, who bought all of the event gifts for this year’s race, and coordinated by DK Events. Kelly Treat, who is the “K” in the DK, said, “This is a record breaking year. We have gotten up to 199 in years past and we have over 220 some registered today and we’re having a great morning on this cold day. This is the coldest day we’ve ever had but the runners love it.”

“This is one of our DK Events signature races. We are a for profit business but we give back to the community. Dustin (the “D” in DK Events) and I will write a check to New Life Ministries and give them a donation and we have opened it up for people to bring in canned goods today. It’s also an opportunity for us to promote the food pantry to get donations to last them throughout the year.”

“We have some people from California participating who are visiting family and many people from out of the area who are here for the holiday. I think people like the atmosphere, the camaraderie, the feeling of family and friends – it’s a great way to kick off the day.”

“The next race is the Jingle Bell Jangle – which is a popular one and is on Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. here at Lake Park. It is a different course and is a lot of fun.”

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Mark Fortune

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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