Fair lets people showcase projects and visit with friends

| October 2, 2018

Abigail Lillibridge gives her friend’s goat some attention while taking a break from showing animals at the Coshocton County Fair. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Abigail Lillibridge is one busy young lady at the fair.

The River View High School sophomore and member of Classy Country Kids 4-H Club had eight different animal projects at this year’s Coshocton County Fair.

“Doing this is a family tradition,” Lillibridge said.

She was involved with showing geese, turkeys, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, goats, sheep and cows. Lillibridge did her best at the duck show where she earned reserve grand champion market duck.

“I just like working with animals and taking care of them,” she said.

While 4-H and FFA projects bring many youth to the fair, there also are clubs for adults that come out to show the public what they’ve been working on.

Miriam Bacon proudly shows off her sheriff’s cap while enjoying the fair on Oct. 2. Josie Sellers | Beacon

Rosa Davis, Ed Skerness and Russell Gwin were at the Coshocton County Antique Power Association display on Oct. 2 ready to answer any questions from fairgoers.

“I like seeing all the people and getting to talk them,” Davis said.

Skerness said he enjoys talking about how the tractors were restored and the time members spend doing that.

“I like showing them the difference between the tractors and how some of them could have just come out of the field and some are just antiques for display,” he said.

Gwin also had to put time in at the train club’s building.

“One of the questions we get a lot is how long does it take to put our display up,” he said. “People don’t realize this building and display has been here 24 years.”

For others, the fair is just a great place to walk around and visit with people.

“I like seeing friends and getting some free stuff,” said Miriam Bacon.

Category: People & Places

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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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