Christmas lights make fairgrounds festive

| December 18, 2017

COSHOCTON – Those who have driven by the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on Seventh Street this holiday season have been treated to a display of Christmas lights that were featured on the Agricultural Building since the Friday after Thanksgiving.

“I have had this idea for the last few years and then Rick Williamson, who is on the fairboard, said he had the same idea,” said Johnny Conley, fairgrounds caretaker. “So we got together and decided to do it this year. I had lights from previous years and Rick got the wreaths donated from The Gift Depot when they closed.”

This is the first time that the fairgrounds have ever been decked out for the holiday season.

“We chose the AG Hall because it faces Seventh Street and it’s the biggest eye-catcher on the grounds,” said Conley.

Conley, Williamson, and Conley’s father and son helped to hang the lights over the top of the building as well as two lighted wreaths on either side of the double doors. The decorations were hung right after Thanksgiving and Conley plans to leave them up until after the New Year.

“I’ve heard from a few people about the lights and it’s been pretty positive,” said Conley. “They kind of like it.”

Hopefully, this is only the beginning of Christmas lights at the fairgrounds during the holiday season. Conley and Williamson hope to expand the light display with more lights and a few displays next year.

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