Ice Festival pays tribute to Triplitt-Wantuck

| February 22, 2016

DSC_0030COSHOCTON – Our Town Coshocton hosted its 3rd annual Ice Carving Festival on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Coshocton County Court Square. One of the 12 ice sculptures at the festival was carved into the shape of an angel and dedicated to the memory of Cheryl Triplitt-Wantuck, who was an instrumental member of Our Town Coshocton and who recently passed away.

All ice sculptures were done by Rock on Ice out of Columbus. They also had two ice sculpture demonstrations and Rock on Ice carved kids’ names out of ice for the kids to take home.

While the warm weather was great for the turn-out, unfortunately, a few of the ice sculptures didn’t make it to the end of the festival. However, many people took advantage of the carriage rides around the court square, provided by Patty Smith, who also provides carriage rides at Roscoe Village during special occasions.

One new event at the festival this year was a 5K run, which had overwhelming participation for its first year. Also new this year, the festival had McCoy’s Barbecue on hand instead of the chili cook-off they had last year.

“The reason we do this is to bring people to downtown and to Main Street,” said Stacey Shriver, past president of Our Town Coshocton. “With a nice day like today, hopefully people made a trip down Main Street to some of the shops.”

Apparently, love was in the air at the gazebo that day as well as two people became engaged. Our Town Coshocton would like to thank the sheriff’s department and REACT for their help during the event.

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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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