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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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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