First Farm Friday brings a crowd to downtown

| August 6, 2018

Saige Taylor from Mohawk Valley 4-H Club is pictured serving up a hot dog at First Farm Friday. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Deb Bigelow, program administrator for the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District, was happy to see all the people who came out to enjoy First Farm Friday.

“There’s been a continuous line to shoot the bow and arrow and at the pedal tractor straw course,” she said. “All these activities though are because of our many volunteers.”

First Farm Friday is organized by the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District. The event was held Friday evening, Aug. 3 in the 300 block of Main Street, which was filled with farm machinery, animals, displays, antique tractors, food samples and vendors.

One of the many fun activities for children and adults alike was the farm scene photo booth set up by The Coshocton Grain Company. It just happened to be right next to the Mohawk Valley 4-H Club food stand.

“We did this last year too,” said Missy Kinzel, who works for The Grain Co. and is an advisor with Mohawk Valley. “They needed more food vendors and we had done well here so we thought we’d do it again. The photo booth is a nice way to get people over here for the food too.”

One of the families enjoying the event was Oliver Whinnery’s. When the 2-year-old’s grandmother and mother, who is Renee Whinnery, asked him what his favorite part was he was all about the tractors. Oliver’s grandmother said he liked the cows and goats that were on display, but if it was a tractor, he went on it.

Bigelow was glad to see everyone having fun and learning about agriculture.

“This is our eighth year doing this and I couldn’t be happier,” she said. “It’s also a beautiful night.”




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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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