The Coshocton County Beacon April 1, 2020 - Page 5

April 1, 2020 The Beacon • 5 Barista certifications earned at Coffee Connection shop Two C o sho c t on C of- fee Connection employees completed a barista certifi- cation course. J a i m e  C r a w f o r d and Lydia Darling traveled to Crimson Cup in Colum- bus where the completed a two day course. They took classes consist- ing of coffee 101, customer service, espresso 101 and milk 101. During these two days of training the employ- ees learned a lot of informa- tion which they are excited to bring back and implement in their coffee shop. Lake Park is still open, but has new safety guidelines Lake Park is still open for walking, hiking, biking, etc. However, be sure to maintain a social distance of six feet when encountering others in the park. A l l pl ayg r ou nd s a nd public restrooms are closed until further notice. Clean-up day scheduled for Saturday, April 4 is can- celled. The park district office is closed for face-to-face business, but is available by phone or email during nor- mal office hours; weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a mail slot in the office door for any payments or docu- ments that need dropped off.   Fatherhood Initiative honors essay winners at Ridgewood Josie Sellers Pictured with their prizes are Jacob Blackwell and Kiley Hahn, and behind them is William Johnson. By Josie Sellers The Coshocton Coun- t y Fatherhood Initiative awarded the winners of its annual essay contest dur- ing a special presentation on March 12 at Ridgewood Middle School and Ridge- wood Elementary School. Instead of covering all school districts, the group decided to focus on one a year. Each winner in the contest received a Kindle Fire and Papa John’s cou- pon. The three grand-prize winners — seventh-grader Kiley Hahn, fourth-grader Jacob Blackwell and sev- enth-grader Bralee Mat- thews — also received $500 to use to impact their class in an educational way. Students grade 3-7 were challenged to write essays about “what is the father’s role in the family.” Kindergar ten through second-graders could draw pict u re s t o go w it h t he theme. “We do this because it’s another way we can find out how the fatherhood pro- grams are working in the community,” William John- son from the Fatherhood Initiative said. “Kids write what they see.” Ed Gallagher, who also is with the Fatherhood Ini- tiative committee, said the essay contest is another way the schools can practice their English language arts skills. “You can see how they’ve prog ressed, and those skills have improved significantly,” he said. Call 740-622-4237 for more info. Wish her a Happy Birthday with a Warm Fuzzy ad in The Beacon!