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Holiday Tradition

| December 8, 2014

035COSHOCTON – Visitors to Roscoe Village were able to travel back in time to 1864 last Saturday night at the first candle lighting ceremony of the season. President Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Robert Brugler of Worthington, Ohio, served as honorary candle lighter for the evening, and entertainment was provided by Steve Ball and Lisa Williams, who sang Christmas carols that would have been sung in Civil War times including, “Up on the Housetop” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.” A Civil War veteran, as portrayed by Chris Hart, gave a chilling account of being at war during the Christmas season. Brugler, as Mr. Lincoln, introduced Jerry Thompson who portrayed the Thomas Mast version of Santa Claus, who was all decked out in patriotic colors. John Anderson gave the invocation and the benediction, and Bambi Zinkon interpreted the program for the hearing impaired.

Category: Arts & Entertainment

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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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