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Area youth enjoy Special Olympics Track and Field Day

| March 21, 2016

 

Cornhole: Sarah Stockdale, right, smiles while watching Ashton Buckohr play cornhole on March 17 at the 22nd annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Track & Field Day at Kids America. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Cornhole: Sarah Stockdale, right, smiles while watching Ashton Buckohr play cornhole on March 17 at the 22nd annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Track & Field Day at Kids America. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Ashton Buckohr just couldn’t walk away from the cornhole game at the 22nd annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Track & Field Day. His enthusiasm for the game had all those around him smiling.

“This is a good opportunity for him to get involved in sports and I like seeing how happy he is,” said Ashley Buckohr, Ashton’s mom.

Ashton is a preschooler from Newcomerstown and Ashley said this was their first time at Kids America where the track and field day was held on March 17.

“This is a beautiful facility,” Ashley said.

Kids America was filled with students from Newcomerstown, Hopewell, Ridgewood, River View and Coshocton who participated in track events, a hoop shoot, cornhole, football toss and soccer shootout. Assisting them at each station were volunteers from Coshocton High School’s Key Club.

“We have about 85 volunteers and they have been a lot of help this year,” said Toby Collins, Coshocton County Board of DD director of recreation and Special Olympics coordinator.

This was Hailey Myers and Alexia Rose’s first time volunteering at the event.

“Everyone is so sweet and they have the biggest hearts,” Myers said.

She and Rose are both in the 10th grade at CHS.

“I’ve liked everything about being here especially helping them (the participants) out,” Rose said.

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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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