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United Way to host 10th annual Taste of Coshocton

| July 30, 2014

COSHOCTON – United Way is kicking off the 2014-2015 campaign with the 10th annual Taste of Coshocton on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Lake Park Pavilion.

This is the 10th year that the United Way of Coshocton County has used this event to kick off the upcoming campaign. In years past, there have been well over 500 people in attendance to sample area restaurant fare with many people coming from out of town to participate. There will be live music provided by Brad Fuller and Kirby Hasseman will be the emcee.

There will be 18 area restaurants and caterers sharing samples of food they serve from which a ticket holder may pick 10 tastes for $10. Children’s tickets are also available for those under 12 years of age, $5 for five tastes.

A raffle for 14 Longaberger Baskets filled by the Partner Agencies will also be held that night. The baskets are worth anywhere from $150 – $300. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Those tickets can be purchased from any Partner Agency, the United Way office or that evening. You need not be present to win.

This year, the United Way is partnering with 19 agencies. Last year, those agencies provided 42 programs that reached over 16,000 Coshocton individuals. Of the donations collected, 99.3% of those stay right here in Coshocton County. Local giving means local impact.

The United Way has other goals that impact Coshocton as well for which they seek grants to fund. The newest initiative is the 2-1-1 call system that connects people in Coshocton with services available. Anyone can call 2-1-1 anytime of the year and be connected with the information they need to find the help they need. Other initiatives include:

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library- free book program for children ages infant – 5
  • Free Tax Prep – OBB grant funded
  • Family Wize Prescription Program – Reduced prescriptions from participating pharmacies

Tickets to the kick-off are now available at the United Way office, now located at 402 Main Street, or from any board member. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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