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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Mark Fortune, along with his wife Nancy, is the former owner and founder of The Coshocton County Beacon, the highest circulated newspaper in Coshocton County. He has over 40 years in the publishing business with sales, marketing, and journalism experience. After selling The Beacon to the AloNovus Corp., in January 2020, Mark has been a Business Development Strategist with the company. They publish a network of weekly news publications with almost a half million distribution weekly, a quarterly tourism magazine and a digital division. Mark enjoys history, and has a passion for genealogy, currently researching and discovering his Fortune ancestry. He and his wife Nancy live on a small farm outside of Coshocton.

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