It’s a Big One!

| May 6, 2013

The annual Fishing Derby held annually at Lake Park in early May is a huge draw for area youth. The grand prize winners were Amber Nelson, (girls 3-6) along with Hayden Young, (boys 3-6) Braxton Wilson, (boys 7-12) Gwyn Kreider (girls 7-12) and April Masters, (13-16). Bob Bigrigg, speaking for the Coshocton County Sportsmen’s Association, who sponsors the event, said, “It was a great day, we had great participation with 438 registered participants. I would like to thank all of our local businesses and industry for being very generous in regards to their donations. This is probably the most looked forward to event for youth in Coshocton County. It’s a special day, it puts a lot of smiles on kids’ faces, and they look forward to it, no question about that. There is always a lot of anticipation building up to the fishing derby and we were fortunate the Good Lord supplied us with great weather. It was certainly a success again this year. Thanks again to everybody that was involved.” There were a total of 19 tagged fish caught which means there are still plenty to catch!

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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