Baked goods auction satisfies sweet tooth

| September 28, 2014

COSHOCTON The baked goods auction at the Coshocton County Fair brings bakers, auctioneers and consumers together in one big batch of friends and families. The usual faces show up each year – and there are always several newcomers to join the recipe for fun. Sharry Chapman had the overall best of show coconut cake that was bought by her brother Terry Thomas. Chapman said, “This is wonderful that people come out to support us and support the Coshocton County Fair. I think this is about the thirty eighth year that I’ve done this. I’ve never missed a year – it’s not all about the money – it’s about the fellowship and the fun that you have with your friends. We catch up on what we’ve done all year, our families, we become very close. I’ve done really well this year; I’ve got four best of shows which I’ve never done. I’m excited about that. My brother always comes out and supports me and that makes me feel even better.”

John Rice joined his dad, Greg, to help auction the cakes, jelly rolls, breads and cookies. Jim Nelson, who also helps with the auction each year, bought a plate of first place peanut butter cookies baked by Jackie Stuckey, who is a tech at Coshocton Kidney Care Center. Nelson receives treatments there and said that buying the cookies is the least he can do for someone that has done so much for him. John Rice sold the cookies for $155, the highest item to sell.

Bill Ogle and Shawn Dostie also volunteered their auctioneering services for the baked goods auction. Proceeds from the auction are split between the winners and to help support the art hall. Several fair vendors buy cakes and have a slice available for a small donation that then comes back to the auction.

Sharry Chapman, who had the overall best of show coconut cake, is pictured with her brother Terry Thomas, who bought the cake. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)DSC_0030

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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; 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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