Dairy banquet coming up

| April 6, 2015

COSHOCTON – Dairy cows have been a part of Maureen Pritchard’s life since 1959 and today she shares her love for the animals with others who are involved with the Coshocton County Diary Service Unit.

The group will hold its annual dairy banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Coshocton County Career Center. Cost for adults is $9.50 and children 11 and under are $4.50. The menu will include Swiss steak, hash brown potatoes, green beans, salad, and brownie sundae.

Pritchard has been a part of the Coshocton County Diary Service Unit for about 15 years and currently serves as its secretary/treasurer.

“It’s open to all dairy farmers, but there are probably right now less than 20 in the county,” she said. “We sell ice cream at the fair and use that money to support 4-H kids who do dairy projects and the Coshocton County Endowment Committee and donate items to the fair auction. We also have a dairy king and queen and the banquet every year where we honor area youth.”

Pritchard enjoys mingling with the dairy farmers and area youth who attend the banquet.

“It’s a nice family night with dairy people and we usually have door prizes,” she said. “I started showing dairy cows in 1959 and I’m still plucking away with my great-nieces and nephews. I have loved messing with cows my whole life.”

To make reservations for the banquet call Emily Adams at 622-2265. The general public is welcome to attend and learn more about the Coshocton County Diary Service Unit.

“Anyone who wants to come can come,” Pritchard said. “The more the merrier.”

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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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