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Coshocton County Fair is a great place to visit, meet new people

| October 2, 2015
Fair time: The Coshocton County Fair is a great place to meet up with old friends, visit with family and maybe even meet some new friends. Pictured enjoying some time together are cousins Skylar Hasseman and Emerson Lahna. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Fair time: The Coshocton County Fair is a great place to meet up with old friends, visit with family and maybe even meet some new friends. Pictured enjoying some time together are cousins Skylar Hasseman and Emerson Lahna. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Fair is a great place to meet up with old friends, visit with family and maybe even meet some new friends.

“I enjoy meeting new people,” said Ray Rogers, who was working the Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association booth at the fair. “I have one goal I started in fifth grade and that is to put a smile on someone’s face every day whether I know them or not. I’m still doing that and I’m going to be 70 on Oct. 5.”

Brittleigh Smith, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County, enjoyed chatting with people who stopped by Habitat’s ReStore booth at the fair.

“It’s nice to get to see our customers out enjoying a community event that we also get to be part of and share our success stories with other people,” she said.

For Nichole Braxton, the Upper Room Assembly & Worship Center’s food stand at the fair was a great place to visit with people and raise money for the church’s food pantry.

Another church involved at the fair is Park United Methodist Church. Several church members and one former member spent the first day of the fair manning the Seventh Street gate.

“We’ve been doing this for a good many years,” said Kenneth Jones. “I like to help out and think it’s fun to see different people that come in while I’m here.”

Carol Miller said the fairboard pays them for their time and they use the money to help with the operation of the church.

Jim Gephart, who now lives in Utah, even came out to help the church while he was in town. Gephart is originally from Coshocton and used to attend Park United Methodist Church.

“I like it all (at the fair), but I really enjoy the horse races,” he said. “I like watching them run. I don’t care who wins.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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