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Pie and candy auction brings out the sweetness

| October 1, 2013

COSHOCTON – With plenty of pleases and “sugar on top,” local auctioneers Greg Rice, Jim Nelson and Bill Ogle helped raise hundreds of dollars at the annual pie and candy auction at this year’s Coshocton County Fair. The auction, held on Monday evening, Sept. 30 at the Rotary Pavilion, had area business owners, dignitaries and elected officials trying to outbid one another for a pecan, cherry, mixed berry, peach or delicious apple pie. And then came the candies.

Pam McMorrow, who is well known as a top quality baker in the community, said, “My favorite pie to bake for the fair is a peach pie. I enjoy doing this because I get to come with my friend Sharry Chapman and Michelle Carpenter. We’ve been doing it for many years. Sharry has been doing it for 33 years and I’m not sure how many we’ve been doing it – maybe 20 years – we just have a lot fun coming out with our friends and getting together.”

Its friendly competition, we don’t argue about it, we just have a lot of fun doing it. We laugh too; it’s a lot of fun.”

McMorrow said she was very happy with the pie auction this year after being a little disappointed last year.

“This was very good for everybody,” she said. “It was nice of all the people to come out and support it.”

“I appreciate everyone coming out – especially Tom from Triple R Stables and Lee from the Big Onion. You expect to see them every year and they do a lot for the fair and for us (the bakers). And the ice cream man, Carl, under the grandstand, he bought the pies and cakes (Friday night), when you go get some ice cream you can donate and get a piece of pie or cake and he gives that back to the fair board. That is a nice gesture.”

Pam was rewarded with her efforts with four first places out of five entries and received a second in that category.

Carl Rader, of Rader’ Old Fashioned Ice Cream, which is located under the grandstand, bought several pies on Monday evening and also purchased several cakes at the Friday evening baked goods auction.

Rader is donating the monies back to the fair board that customers give when they add a piece of pie or cake to their purchase of ice cream. “It’s to help support the bakers and the fair. It’s a good feeling to help support and the local area. It’s a great fair and a great place.”

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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; www.fortunes4advocare.com. 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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