Coshocton High School invites community for Thanksgiving

| November 18, 2016
Jackie Mishler and Tim Howell carve turkeys for the 13th annual Coshocton High School Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Beth Scott | Beacon

Jackie Mishler and Tim Howell carve turkeys for the 13th annual Coshocton High School Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Beth Scott | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Volunteers were hard at work Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Coshocton High School cafeteria getting ready for the 13th annual Coshocton High School Thanksgiving dinner. As of Wednesday, Nov. 16, 390 people had signed up for the dinner but Cathy Waibel, coordinator of the event, said she expected many more.

“It’s the school’s way of giving back to the community for supporting us with our levies,” said Waibel. “We do not use taxpayer’s money for this. I send out letters every year asking for plastic forks, cups, things like that and then I send out another letter asking for monetary donations.”

High school students and teachers serve the community a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stuffing, dinner rolls, and mini pumpkin cupcakes. Volunteers cooked and prepared 28 turkeys and mashed 18 pounds of potatoes. Six women on staff at the school had been preparing for the dinner since lunch.

“I just think it’s awesome that our girls volunteer to do this for us,” said Waibel.

Community members were invited to come in, sit down, and relax and enjoy a nice meal. Students took drink orders and then served them at their table.

The Coshocton High School Community Thanksgiving dinner is also a homecoming for others who have moved away.

“My daughter comes and helps,” said Waibel. “She lives in Heath now, but she comes back every year and helps.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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