Mark’s Musings – July 1, 2015

| July 1, 2015
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

This Saturday we celebrate our Independence and you can enjoy a gala fireworks show at the Airport Amphitheater on Saturday evening shortly after sunset. Guess it wouldn’t show up very well in the afternoon, huh?

Okay, all kidding aside, this is a different venue as you know from the fairgrounds. There is also entertainment planned prior to the fireworks show that you can enjoy. So bring a blanket, some chairs and the kiddies to the Airport Amphitheater on Saturday evening. Just look for the largest American Flag in Coshocton County – courtesy of Mr. Mullett – and turn and head up the hill. You can’t miss it as they say. And that turn is across from Wal Mart and the Coshocton County Career Center.

This issue of The Beacon contains several pages of a section titled, “Celebrate Coshocton County”, and that is exactly what it purports to do by giving you a guide to many of the events happening throughout Coshocton County during the month of July. Did we capture everything? We tried but that is doubtful. If you know of an event that we missed, please let us know. Just send an email to [email protected] or reach out to us through our Facebook page.

And I’m not sure that we got all of the July ice cream socials – – – surely there are more than fifty? At least I am hoping. Like my dad, I have yet to see a piece of pie or serving of ice cream that I didn’t like.

I heard that the Indian Mud Run was – well, muddy. That would figure since we have had enough rain that it was rumored that someone up around Nellie had started pulling together some logs to build a replica of the Ark – or was that Chili or Walhonding? Wherever, it could be a necessity in low lying areas as the rain falls again today. (Monday)

But really, compliments to all those that helped make this event possible for our community. People in our community spending the night, dining at our restaurants and perhaps shopping as well is always a good thing.

Did you make the United Way of Coshocton County 75th birthday party at Lake Park on Sunday afternoon? Enjoy watching the “kids” play some games, enjoy the bounce house and slide or a piece of cake? Congrats to Lyn, Patty, Winnie and everyone that helps make the local United Way a success. They sure help a lot of folks in our community.

You need to jot down the date of the open house at the court house to visit the renovated courtroom where Judge Robert Batchelor presides. Restored to its former glory and beauty, it is a beautiful sight and all of us in Coshocton County should be proud to call this courthouse ours. Congrats to the County Commissioners and everyone that helped make this possible.

I am interested to hear your opinions and thoughts on the Supreme Court decision. What do you think? Email me – [email protected].

Enjoy the Fourth of July and let us always remember the price that was paid for our freedom.

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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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