Killbuck Creek Distillery takes part in Freedom’s Never Free Event

| November 3, 2017

Killbuck Creek Distillery was the launching point for an escort of the Freedom’s Never Free Traveling Small Wars & Conflicts Memorial. The memorial was led from the Warsaw business to the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster by members of the Central Ohio Patriot Guard Riders. The group also was assisted by a Coshocton County Sheriff’s deputy. Josie Sellers | Beacon

WARSAW – The Freedom’s Never Free event may have been held in Lancaster Nov. 1-4, but it actually started out right here in Coshocton County.

The event’s Tribute to Valor Traveling Small Wars & Conflicts Memorial was escorted by Ohio Patriot Guard Riders on Nov. 1 from Killbuck Creek Distillery to the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster to start off four days of activities honoring veterans.

Dianne Boggs, treasurer of the organization, helped Jeannie Ignash, president of the group, create this year’s memorial that honors every soldier who died during small wars or conflicts post Vietnam up to 9-11.

“We hand stamped their names and with every letter of their names I thought about their sacrifices,” Boggs said.

Ignash said the starting point for the memorial’s journey was selected by the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders.

“I leave it up to them for the route,” she said. “They do an amazing job.”

Ray Schwabe is the district five captain for the Central Ohio Patriot Guard and was part of the escort on Nov. 1.

“I’m a Navy veteran and a motorcycle guy so this is my way to give back,” he said.

Larry Turner who owns Killbuck Creek Distillery with Rob Ashcraft said he was humbled their business was chosen as the starting point for the escort.

For more on Freedom’s Never Free, visit You also can find Killbuck Creek Distillery on Facebook.

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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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