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Batchelor, Phillips, announced as 2014 Fair King, Queen

| September 29, 2014

COSHOCTON – The 2014 Coshocton County Fair officially opened on Saturday, Sept. 27 with the opening ceremonies at the grandstand and the crowning of the fair King and Queen. Mayor Steve Mercer, Fairboard President Terry McCurdy, and the Coshocton County Commissioners cut the ribbon officially opening the fair.

Representatives from each of the six youth organizations that represent the Junior Fair took the stage, each giving a brief description about their organization. These included: Patrick Brouse from Boy Scouts of America, Eden Ehman from Farm Bureau Youth, Augusta Kinzel from Junior Grange, Collin McCoy from River View FFA, Sydney Minton from Girl Scouts, Cameron Mizer from Ridgewood FFA, and Brittany Schaefer from 4-H.

The 2013 Fair King, Kurtis Croft, escorted all four queen contestants on stage with the three king contestants following. The queen contestants were Elisha Hamric, Shelby Mizer, Katricia Phillips, and Emily Raber. King contestants were Joseph Batchelor, Cameron Mizer, and James Smith.

The 2014 Fair King and Queen were announced and the titles went to Katricia Phillips and Joe Batchelor.

“I am very excited and I was shocked,” said Phillips. “I’m excited to represent the Coshocton County Fair and I would like to thank the Coshocton County Fairboard for the opportunity to promote our great fair.”

“I’m really grateful to have been given this opportunity by the fairboard and I’m really looking forward to the year ahead,” said Batchelor.

Both king and queen are actively involved in the fair and both looked forward to showing their animals this year.

“I’m really excited to show my goat this afternoon,” said Phillips. “I’ve worked with him a lot this summer and I’m really excited to show him this evening.”

“I’m really looking forward to the hog show because that’s the animal I show,” said Batchelor. “I also look forward to seeing other exhibits at the fair that promote 4-H.”

Gifts were presented to the King and Queen and the court. Jewelry was presented from the House of G.A. Fisher, special pottery mugs were given from Becky Lowe of Liberty Pottery, gift cards from John Larson at the Olde Warehouse Steak n Stein, and the queen’s bouquet was from Linnet’s Flowers on the Square.

Special thanks also went to Debbie and Christie at the Garden Patch Greenhouse for the stage decorations, Pam Gilmore of Creative Stitches for making the court sashes, Susan McCurdy for coordinating the event, and Dee Woodward-Wells for organizing the parade.


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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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