Months of effort go into fair projects

| September 27, 2013
Decorating: Waverly Reidenbach and Carolyn Cox helped put finishing touches on the Blue Ribbon Bunnies 4-H Club display at the Coshocton County Fair. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Decorating: Waverly Reidenbach and Carolyn Cox helped put finishing touches on the Blue Ribbon Bunnies 4-H Club display at the Coshocton County Fair. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – It may seem like the fair is setup and torn down in the blink of an eye, but area youth put much more time than one might realize into the projects they display.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Bunnies 4-H Club were busy putting finishing touches on their section of the rabbit barn last Tuesday. They decorated with a board game theme and made sure there information and that of their rabbits was displayed, but they’ve actually been thinking about the rabbits they will show at the Coshocton County Fair since last winter.

“I started planning in February, but these last couple of months have just been rabbits, rabbits, rabbits,” said Waverly Reidenbach.

This is her fourth year showing rabbits and Carolyn Cox’s second.

“You have to work with them a lot because you don’t want them to be jumpy when they are on the table with the judge,” she said. “You have to keep doing things over and over until you are both comfortable.”

Despite all the work, the girls both love showing rabbits.

“I’ve met some of my best friends through rabbits and 4-H,” Reidenbach said.

She and Cox also have gotten to do some traveling with their rabbits.

“We go to a lot of shows all over Ohio and in West Virginia and Pennsylvania,” Reidenbach said.

Cox has enjoyed her travels.

“It’s fun to meet new people,” she said. “I now have a friend from West Virginia who shows.”

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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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