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Chocoholics unite at annual extravaganza

| February 11, 2013

COSHOCTON – People patiently waited for their turn to grab some sweet treats at the annual Chocolate Extravaganza, held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Coshocton County Career Center. The wonderful aroma of cakes, brownies, cupcakes, candies, cheesecakes and more filled the air while The Wayfarers from Zanesville provided the music. Dozens of community volunteers provided the freshly made goodies for the event, which is the major fund-raiser for the Pomerene Center for the Arts.

Mary Lou Collins, who was volunteering at the “Sweet Treats” table at this year’s event, said, “It’s just amazing to see all of the beautiful things that people here in Coshocton make and don’t think anything of it. They just volunteer and bring it in.” Mary Lou said she had been eyeing “The peanut butter chocolate fudge, Scotcharoos I think.” The item was made and donated by Sherrie Wiandt of Coshocton. Mary Lou said, “I’m looking forward to a large crowd today. This is such a good project for the Pomerene (Center for the Arts). I enjoy this because it’s a way to get out in the community and do things. I also belong to the Pink Ladies and you just do what you can.”

Kevin McClain, who attends the event annually with his wife Tammy, said he enjoys the treats. “I had the cappuccino cake, the mocha chocolate cheesecake and a red devils food cupcake. It’s all good. I love the event; you can get your chocolate craving filled plus its community. You meet and see people that you haven’t seen for a while and talk to friends and neighbors, that’s a great part of it. We come every year.”

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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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