Celebrity Hoedown raises funds for fairgrounds

| July 11, 2016
The first ever Celebrity Hoedown was held in Hunter Arena at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on Friday evening, July 8. Jacque Woodward is pictured enjoying the square dancing. Mark Fortune | Beacon

The first ever Celebrity Hoedown was held in Hunter Arena at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on Friday evening, July 8. Jacque Woodward is pictured enjoying the square dancing. Mark Fortune | Beacon

COSHOCTON – About 100 lively folks enjoyed themselves at the first Celebrity Hoedown held in Hunter Arena at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on Friday evening, July 8 with supporters of the Coshocton County Fair and many others in attendance.

Rick Williamson chaired a committee with Debbie Gaumer, Seth Dotson and Jacque Woodward that organized the event which helped raise funds for building improvements at the fairgrounds. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Grillin’ Dave prepared the meal of potatoes, green beans, rolls, chicken and beef which was served to guests by celebrity waiters. Tables were themed with various ag related items and live music accompanied dinner. A cake was donated to the event for dessert and their also was some old fashioned square dancing called by Larry Stahl with fiddle playing by Jeremy Timmons. Earlier in the evening, Jimmy Kovalick sang solo.

Following the meal local auctioneer Ryan LePage provided his auctioneering talent and humor to auction off various items from area businesses. The staff of Grillin’ Dave urged their employer to bid on – and buy – a pig which will become their mascot. Dave got the pig.

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