Get your tickets now for Taste of Coshocton

| August 8, 2013

DSCN3742COSHOCTON – Prepare your taste buds for the ninth annual United Way Taste of Coshocton, which will be Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Park Pavilion. Sample generous portions from 17 local restaurants and caterers. New to the event this year are Oscar Rose Steak n’ Seafood, Roberta’s Catering, and Baker’s Foods. Also participating this year are Café at Medbery, Cheez-Kake Bakery, CCMH, Coshocton Career Center, Coshocton Yard, Friendly Hills Catering, Hardee’s/Red Burrito, Lava Rock Grill, Papa John’s Pizza, Pearl Valley Cheese, Schumaker Farms, SportZone, The Warehouse Steak n’ Stein, and Whit’s Custard.

Event tickets for adults are $10 for 10 tastings and cost for children is $5 for five tastings. Reserve your tickets now before they disappear by calling the United Way office at 622-4567.

“It’s a really fun event because it’s all local, which is what United Way is all about,” said Lynn Mizer, executive director of United Way. “Everybody knows each other and it’s like a big family reunion.”

According to Mizer, the main purpose of this event every year is to focus on the United Way campaign. A video highlighting the United Way will be played during the event. Equipment needed for the video was generously donated by Rent-A-Vision. Other sponsors of the event are Clow, a corporate sponsor whose monetary donations help with printing, and Coshocton Hospital.

The basket raffle is also a popular event at Taste of Coshocton. Last year, almost 5,000 basket raffle tickets were sold. The basket raffle will feature 14 medium market baskets from Longaberger, which were given to United Way at a discount price, and each basket is filled with $150 – $400 worth of merchandise by United Way agencies. Tickets for the basket raffle are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased at any United Way agency.

The Cheez-Kake Bakery has been the reigning champion at the event for the last two years. However, this year, instead of awarding only one winner, Taste of Coshocton will be giving away both a sweet and savory award.

“I want to thank the board members,” said Mizer. “They do such a phenomenal job and function like a well-oiled machine, especially Dave Powers at the hospital. He gets all of the vendors together each year. Everybody pitches in. It’s such a fun night. I hope everyone has a good time.”

All the proceeds from Taste of Coshocton go to United Way which are then given to their partnering agencies.

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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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