Mark’s Musings – May 1, 2019

| April 30, 2019

Mark Fortune

Our community is very busy this time of year. The months of April and May always bring out the best in Coshocton County – both in the natural beauty that surrounds us and the talents of our people. Whether it is a high school musical, a choir performance or something similar, there is something about spring that brings out our absolute best. Of course, fall brings out another side of our community with the county fair but that is still a few months away.

Let’s return to spring. The annual Dogwood Festival is just around the bend – I guess we could say a slight dogleg left for those that follow golf. The scenic backdrop of the county courthouse combines with the talents of our young people in singing and music for a week. It’s a great event that you should try to attend.

The just concluded Coshocton Community Choir annual spring concert is another great pleasure that you can indulge in here in Coshocton County. Wonderful voices of all ages and extreme talent combine to delight and thrill the audience. If you attended I am sure you enjoyed it.

On the other side of things you have many of our youth preparing to attend (or already have) their high school prom while others – who are often the same young people – are involved in high school track, softball, tennis or baseball. Good luck to all of our area athletes as the season starts to wind down and the tournament trail starts.

This Saturday brings the annual fishing derby at Lake Park – which is a great opportunity to spend some time with your youngsters and help them learn how to fish – who knows – you may even catch a prize fish! At the very least you can walk away with some good memories that will last for a lifetime.

The Tribe is in second place behind Minnesota while the Reds are in last place – again – and the Bucs are just ahead of the Reds despite a strong start to the season – they have now lost eight in a row.

How ‘bout those Columbus Blue Jackets huh? Wow. Taking a four game sweep from the President’s Cup trophy winner Tampa Bay Lightning to earn a berth in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history makes, well, history. The Civil War cannon will certainly boom a few more times this historic season as the Blue Jackets decided to go all in for the playoffs and it paid off. The Jackets are now tied with the Bruins one win apiece in the second round with both games going into overtime. The remainder of their matchups should make for some great hockey!

Did you attend the Earth Day event held by CECA on Saturday at the Career Center? It was a nice event with the opportunity to talk to local crafters, bakers and many others that are skilled in so many ways. Thanks to all those that made this event possible.

Speaking of the Career Center, how about the annual Open House event held last Wednesday, April 24? You can make plans now for the 2020 event which will be held next April.

There is so much going on with lots of folks devoting a lot of time and energy to continue making Coshocton County a great place to live, work and play. Thank you!

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