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Head Start celebrates start of summer with carnival

| May 23, 2014

COSHOCTON – Food and fun times were enjoyed by all who attended the Coshocton County Head Start carnival held May 22, at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.

“It’s our end of the year celebration,” said Steve Troendly, executive director of Head Start. “The teachers set up different activities for the kids. Some of them were fun things and some also had an educational part.”

At one station attendees were able to make a family tree. They started by picking out a paper with a tree already painted on it and then used paint to add their hand prints to it and those of anyone who came to the carnival with them. The activity was a big hit with Brentlee Hogue, who is 4-years-old.

“He tried to add a snowman to the bottom of his,” said Kendra Hogue, Brentlee’s mom.

The family arrived at the carnival at noon and took in several activities.

“He enjoyed seeing the ambulance and the fire truck, but I think the painting and the colored sand were his favorite things,” Kendra said.

She plans to send Brentlee to Head Start again next year.

“I think it’s awesome they do this for the kids,” Kendra said. “They still get to learn and see their teachers, but they are doing something fun and lighthearted outside of the classroom setting.”

Casie Ridenbaugh also loved the carnival and the Early Head Start program, which her 2-year-old daughter Chloe Randles attends.

“They teach the children fine motor skills and we love her teacher,” Ridenbaugh said.

Troendly also was excited to share that Head Start did great with its federal review.

“They do it every three years and this time we had no noncompliance’s,” he said. “That’s great not to have any.”

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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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