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Sweet Treats

| September 29, 2012

The Baked Goods Auction at the Coshocton County Fair last night, Friday, Sept. 28, saw a good turn out with over a couple thousand dollars going toward the Coshocton County Fair Board. About 65 – 70 entries were auctioned off to eager fair goers who were more than generous with their wallets.

“If you go to big cities, you can’t experience what you experience here,” said Greg Rice of Peddicord Rice Auction and Realty, one of the auctioneers at the event, “That’s people helping people.”

Four tables and a cart were covered with goodies including cakes, cookies, breads, rolls, jelly rolls, cupcakes, muffins, and more.”

One chocolate cake, created by Michelle Carpenter, sold for $85 to Jason Kent of Sweet Onion Concessions.

“I just like chocolate,” Kent said, “and we like to support the fair.”

Other than chocolate cakes, there were also white, hickory nut, carrot, chiffon, German chocolate, and spice, among others. Also auctioned off were lemon bunt cakes, cookies of every imaginable kind including peanut butter, chocolate chip, no-bake, and snicker doodle, just to name a few.

The name that kept coming up the most was Linda Hartsock, who baked a total of 27 baked goods for the auction. She started preparing for her entries in August.

“I just enjoy doing it,” Hartsock said. “I enjoy the competition.”

In addition to Rice, Ryan LePage was also an auctioneer during the evening. Helpers for the event who passed out the sweet treats to winning bidders were Kim Wells, Bob Buxton, Jim Nelson, and Bill Ogle.

If this auction didn’t satisfy your sweet tooth or you missed the auction, then you won’t want to miss the Cake and Pie Auction, which will be Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 at the Rotary Pavilion.

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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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