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2016 Bacon royalty named

| September 12, 2016
Danielle Newman and Jared Norman were named this year’s Bacon King and Queen. Beth Scott | Beacon

Danielle Newman and Jared Norman were named this year’s Bacon King and Queen. Beth Scott | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The smell of bacon hung over Main Street in downtown Coshocton on Saturday, Sept. 10 during the second Bacon Festival. At the courtsquare, five area high school seniors vied for the title of Bacon King and Bacon Queen. Each contestant prepared a dish with bacon as a contributing ingredient and also gave a short speech.

After a short deliberation from the judges, Danielle Newman of River View and Jared Norman of Ridgewood were announced as the 2016 Bacon Nation King and Queen.

“I honestly wasn’t expecting it,” said Newman. “It was a lot of fun.”

“I was just really excited because I need financial help going to college and this will help,” said Norman.

The two said they practiced their speeches a couple of times with much trial and error, much like their recipes. The two also won the best bacon recipe trophy.

“I did a lot of research in the field of science and looked at other people’s recipes online and took different ingredients from a lot of different recipes to create my bacon recipe,” said Norman. “Believe me, that was serious trial and error.”

Leslie Ridenbaugh, independent Mary Kay Consultant, donated the crowns for the king and queen.

“It’s been a great day today,” said Brad Fuller, organizer of the event. “I’m thankful that the rain held out, but most importantly, I’m thankful that so many people come out and supported a fun family festival and I’m looking forward to next year when we partner with Our Town Coshocton. They’re going to have their First Friday event Friday night and then we’re going to have the Bacon Festival the next day, so it will be a two-day event.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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