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McCoy and Poorman named as Fair King and Queen

| October 3, 2015
Collin McCoy and Jade Poorman were announced as the 2015 Fair King and Queen during opening ceremonies at the Coshocton County Fair on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Collin McCoy and Jade Poorman were announced as the 2015 Fair King and Queen during opening ceremonies at the Coshocton County Fair on Saturday, Oct. 3.

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Fair officially opened under grey skies on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. with Mike Bechtol of WTNS radio presiding over the opening ceremonies. A few words were said by Commissioner Dane Shryock, Mayor Steven Mercer, a representative from the governor’s office, Rep. Bill Hayes, and Kim Wells.

“We’re all winners at the Coshocton County Fair,” said Wells. “And as they say, they save the best for last. We have the best fair, the best 4-H involvement, and the best fair board.”

Members of the Ridgewood High School choir sang the National Anthem, under the direction of Halley Evans.

The 2015 Coshocton County Balloon Festival Queen Shelby Mizer was presented with a $500 scholarship from Tom Roahrig. Queens from other local festivals took the stage and introduced themselves and six youth from the Junior Fair Board spoke about their involvement in the fair.

After Katie Phillips and Joe Batchelor, the 2014 Coshocton County Fair King and Queen said a few words, each 2015 fair king and queen candidate was interviewed by Bechtol.

After a quick break, the 2015 Coshocton County Fair King and Queen were announced. Collin McCoy was named king and Jade Poorman was named queen.

“I really was shocked,” said Poorman. “We were all super involved and we had no idea who was going to win. There was no girl that really stood out. I’m looking forward to making the best out of my last year. I love to go to all the shows and see all the kids excel at what they do.”

Phillips was a little sentimental handing over her title as queen.

“It’s kind of sad,” she said. “I really enjoyed getting to know people from around the state, but I’m so excited for Jade to get to have the same opportunities.”

McCoy said his mind was racing when Bechtol announced his name as king.

“I was pretty excited and started thinking of all the shows I’ll be attending and helping out with,” said McCoy. “I like going around and watching everyone show their animals and handing out ribbons and seeing all the hard work they put into their project.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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