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Meet the team held at the library

| August 13, 2014

COSHOCTON – Joe Batchelor had a good time with his fellow senior football teammates from Coshocton High School at the library’s meet the team.

“It’s been nice seeing the community come out and meeting the little kids that watch us play on Friday nights,” he said.

The Coshocton Public Library held its meet the team event Aug. 12 and invited children to come have a snack, make a craft that included the football team’s schedule and get the players’ autographs.

“I wanted an opportunity to get kids into the library who normally are not here and help them feel like this is a good place to be,” said Deborah Crowdy, from the library. “I also wanted them to see that we have other things here than what they might think we do. The library is a place for people of all interests.”

Coshocton’s head football coach Jim Woodrum brought his 10 seniors with him to the event.

“I thought this was a great idea because it gets them into the community,” he said. “It’s important to give back. It also lets the community see that they are more than football players and the guys to see that kids do look up to them.”

Batchelor hoped that all the little kids who took the time to come out to the event and meet them also had a good time.

“I hope they learned that we appreciate them and that we hope they become cheerleaders or football players in the future,” he said.

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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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