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Bakersville to have annual homecoming

| August 6, 2015

BAKERSVILLE – The Bakersville Homecoming started in 1948 and still lives by the same principles: food, fellowship, and fun. This year’s homecoming will be Aug. 7, 8, and 9 beginning with the Bakersville Fire Department’s chicken barbecue starting at 4 p.m. on Friday.

“I believe it’s our community,” said Larry Stahl about the success of the annual event. “We’re very blessed. A lot of the farms have been in the same family generation after generation. Our churches are full and we still have our beliefs. We never change. We offer fellowship and friendship.”

The chicken barbecue will be followed by the antique tractor pull at 5 p.m. with tractors from the year 1957 and older. Melvis will be performing from 6 – 7:30 p.m. They will also be paying tribute to Leon Yoder on Friday night at 7 p.m. Yoder was killed in an accident and used to be very involved in the tractor pulls.

Saturday will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast and a tractor pull at 9:30 a.m. Classes include 5000, 8500, 12,500, flat hitches only. There will also be a kiddie tractor pull at 1 p.m. and a watermelon-eating contest at 7 p.m. The Lewis Pride Band will perform from 6 – 9 p.m. and there will be a flea market and garage sale both Friday and Saturday.

Sunday will begin with a community worship service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jim Henniger from Renners United Church of Christ. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a tractor pull at 1 p.m. Classes include 7,000 – 10,500.

“This is the major fundraiser for the Community Park,” said Stahl. “It’s essential because that’s what keeps us going. It’s very essential that people come out and support us.”

To find out more information about upcoming events at the Bakersville Community Park, visit their Facebook page. The homecoming events are sponsored by the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department and Community Park.

“It’s the main fundraiser for the fire department and the park and we appreciate the support we’ve gotten from the community in the past and hope to get support from the community again this year,” said Stahl.

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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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