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Christmas season arrives in Coshocton

| November 20, 2023

Folks were getting into the spirit of Christmas in Coshocton with Miracle on Main Street, Friday evening Nov. 17 despite a little rain.

River View seventh grader Brandon Kirkbride said, “I don’t care if it’s raining, I just came out to see the parade because it’s about Christmas and it is fun.”

Shirley Gress is ready for the Christmas season to start. She was sitting on Main Street waiting for the parade to start. “I don’t mind the rain much. I’ve got my tree up already.”

Amy Stonebraker from West Lafayette and her 2-year-old grandson Remington Collins were at the court square early on. “This is the first parade that he has been able to really enjoy, with the lights and everything. It’s a little cold but it could be a whole lot colder and a whole lot snowier, so I’ll take the rain. I came out to watch my niece Grace Kilchenman and the other girls on the royalty float in the parade, West Lafayette Queen Madison Larrison, Alaena Huff and Audrey Tubbs and Bree Fink and Nora Harstine are royalty from Coshocton.”

The parade started with color-guards carrying the flag, followed by the Coshocton High School marching band playing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and other favorites. There was a substantial representation of local businesses, civic groups and churches presenting a variety of holiday themed floats, cool vintage trucks, beauty queens, elves, and cartoon characters. Parade units were giving out candy, toys, snowballs, there was even a bubble machine to the delight of the children and Coshocton Dentistry was handing out toothbrushes. Shepherds from the Coshocton Nazarene Church walked along the parade route giving candy to the children. The parade ended with Santa Claus coming to town riding on top of a Coshocton Fire truck with horns and sirens blasting.

Rhoda Warnock vice president of Our Town Coshocton said, “I’m thrilled at the amount of people that have come out and the weather is giving us a little bit of a break, so we’re excited for the people to come over. We’re going to light our Christmas tree; we’re having hot chocolate and cookies for everybody, and Haley Evans has the Ridgewood High School singers here tonight singing carols at the pavilion. The commissioners are going to light the courthouse. It’s a great night for Coshocton.”

The Christmas tree was donated by Mike Parsons and Jeff and Sharon Poland. Cookies were provided by Coshocton Regional Medical Center and Coffee Connections. The Junior Women’s Club provided the hot chocolate. The Coshocton County Commissioners announced in late summer that the Main Street side of the courthouse would have a light show timed to music this year, funded by the Coshocton Foundation from the R Larry and Judith Ann Heagle Robinson Fund.

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