Taste of Coshocton sure to satisfy your taste buds

| August 4, 2017

COSHOCTON – The United Way of Coshocton County will kick off its 13th annual fundraising campaign during Taste of Coshocton on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Park Pavilion, 23253 SR 83, Coshocton.

A variety of restaurants come together each year to provide the community with a sample of their finest foods. Fourteen vendors have committed to the event this year including a new vendor, Rainbow Hills Winery with their ever-popular cauliflower salad.

Not only will there be the finest food in the county to sample, but United Way agencies have filled baskets with a variety of items according to a theme of their choice that will be raffled off.

“One thing we are doing new this year is we will raffle those off toward the end of the evening,” said Lyn Mizer, executive director of United Way. “One complaint we had last year was that the baskets were raffled off too soon and if people got there later, they didn’t have a chance to win the basket they wanted, so we will be doing that at the end this year.”

Each basket is valued at $150 – $200 each. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or six for $5.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing and most years, the winner has walked away with $200 or more, depending on the size of the pot. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for an arm length or $1 each.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under. Tickets are available at the United Way office on Main Street, from any United Way agency, or at the door the night of the event. Each ticket gets ticket holders 10 tastes from 10 different restaurants. Due to some vendors running out of food in previous years, United Way kindly asks that each ticket holder takes only one sample from each vendor you choose to visit.

There are currently 17 agencies that are funded in part through United Way of Coshocton County.

“When we come together over fellowship and food, it makes these programs and the people in these agencies very personal to us,” said Mizer. “When we have a community this small, in order to be sustainable, we have to support one another, and that’s what the United Way is all about.”

The walkway leading up to the pavilion will be lined with signs listing all of the United Way agencies.

“I think when you come together over good food and great music, (provided by Brad Fuller for several years) it’s kind of a win-win for everybody,” said Mizer.

Taste of Coshocton’s corporate sponsor is Century National Bank and their Pace Setter is Buckeye Brine.

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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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