It’s time for the fair, fun and fall festivities in Coshocton County

| September 23, 2021

There aren’t many residents of Coshocton County that have a lack of enjoying the fall season for so many reasons. Besides the enjoyment of high school football Friday nights – and the occasional Saturday game – you have all the beauty and pageantry of fall foliage coinciding with the event of the year – The Coshocton County Fair. Back in full swing this year, the fair kicks off on Friday, Oct. 1 and runs through Thursday, Oct. 7. This column has been filled with an almost endless list of favorite fair foods over the years. This year can’t be an exception to that.

Where to start is always the biggest challenge. Do you start with a donut, French Fries, or make a breakfast stop? It could be a candy apple, popcorn, corndog, sugar waffles (buy a whole bag to take home!), pork chop, Italian sausage and then circle back to French Fries again. This year the opportunity will exist to support your favorite school eat stand – each has their signature items. You can top all of this off with some ice cream from the friendly dairy folks in the red barn near the dairy barn. If you’re someone that hangs out near the kiddie rides and the commercial buildings – it’s worth the few minutes trek to the “other end” of the fairgrounds for a delicious treat.

Whatever your favorite food, event, entertainment, or part of the fair is your fancy – let’s be thankful that the Coshocton County Fair is back in full swing this year. Thanks to all the senior and junior fair board members that put in the time to make our fair happen.

The jury is still out on the Buckeyes this season – I think. The defensive lapses that started towards the end of last season seem to have creeped into this year – however, as the announcers stated during Saturday’s game, the Buckeyes lost a lot of talent and have a young team. I am no expert on the team, but I think that’s what I heard. Yet, the expectations are always high, and you can rest assured that the team and coaches have set the bar high for themselves.

Browns fans could be looking at a season that has been a long time in coming – the possibility of winning the division and making a deep playoff run. Let’s hope this does not throw out any jinxes on the season. In the NFL it’s all about staying healthy. Mayfield continues to improve and is the quarterback that Cleveland needs. Baker is just fun to watch, and it’s been a long time coming for Browns fans.

COVID-19 is still rearing its ugly head and the state of Ohio is no exception. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 4,400 new cases in the past 24 hours were reported on Sunday. Taking the necessary precautions is the neighborly thing to do. As we see football stadiums filled to near capacity and events going full steam ahead, it’s rolling the dice if you are just leaving things to chance. Hopefully at some point in the future, we can look back and see COVID-19 in our rearview mirror.

Category: Mark's Musings, Opinion

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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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