Records set at park social

| August 8, 2016

DSC_0093WARSAW – Watermelon juice dripped down William Cullison’s arms while he attempted to finish off his piece of fruit before the rest of the competitors in his age group at the River View Park Social watermelon eating contest. The event was held Aug. 7 at the park in Warsaw and featured 52 competitors in four different age categories. “That’s the most we’ve ever had,” said Sandy Zimmer, who organized the contest with the help of her cousin Heather Maxwell. “This is awesome. The contest grows every year. We even went from three to four age categories and that still wasn’t enough.” According to Jesse Fischer, president of the River View Park Board, it also was a record year for the Beaver Run Duck Race. “By 1:30 p.m. we had adopted all 300 of our ducks,” he announced while emceeing the watermelon eating contest. “I think this is the earliest that has ever happened.” This was the 50th year for the River View Park Social, which was held Aug. 5-7 at the park.



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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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