The Coshocton County Beacon April 3, 2019 - Page 13

CLUB: Ladies Night Out helps Janusian Club give back FROM PAGE 1 1964 and have been going strong since then. Judy Blair was our fi rst president and she got this going and it is still going 55 years later.” Cardenzana welcomed attendees to the fantasy cruise- themed event, which was held March 28, at Ridgewood Mid- dle School and featured food, entertainment, games, raffl es, an auction and door prizes. “We have a lot of nice gifts because there are so many people who are willing to do- nate,” said Mary Lou Overholt, a member of the Janusian Club. “People here and in Coshocton are always willing to help.” A number of people also help at the actual event. Cardenza- na thanked Jamie and Devon Duling for being the cruise captains who met everyone at the door, members of Ridge- wood’s FFA, STAT and GIVE clubs, John Lindig, and the husbands of Janusian Club members for all their assis- tance. “We are a maximum of 20 ladies and couldn’t do this without your help and we appreciate everyone who came tonight,” she said. Th e Janusian Club is a civic minded organization. Some of its projects over the years include adding a General’s sign and motorized fl ag to the high school’s gymnasium, putting up the electronic sign by the school district’s administrative building, and donating to proj- ects like the Christmas Castle. “We do anything we can to support the community and our schools,” Cardenzana said. “Th ank you for helping us be able to do that.” Janusian Club member Marsha Duling told the packed gym that they are grateful for everyone who attended. “You are a real blessing to our community,” she said. Blair said this is the 27th year for the event and every year, tickets go quickly. “Th ey go on sale the third Tuesday of February and within a couple of days are sold out,” she said. Terry Longsworth took a moment to thank the Janusian Club members before auction- ing off cupcakes to see which table got to go fi rst to the buff et. “Th ese ladies do a wonderful job,” he said. “Th e donations they are able to make from this day for the community are fantastic. Th ey work their tails off and are well appreciated.” Team Mudrich makes phone calls to family and friends asking for donations and pledges during the annual Relay for Life’s fundraiser, Fools on the Roof. From left: Jusdeanna Hughes, Charissa Freeman, and Sharon Freeman. Beth Scott | Beacon Fools on the Roof raises money for Relay By Beth Scott COSHOCTON – As of press time, this year’s Fools on the Roof raised just under $3,900 for Coshocton County Relay for Life with more money coming in. “It was a good day,” said Tracy Barnhouse, Amer- ican Cancer Society staff partner for Coshocton. “Th e toll road was wonderful the entire day. We raised almost $900 from the toll road. We really want to say thank you to the community for being part of us in that way. Th at was really amazing.” Due to the threat of rain on Friday, March 29, the event was held indoors at Hopewell Industries. “Th is is a really good fundraiser every year for Coshocton,” said Barnhouse. “We have several teams participate in it every year and it’s going really well again this year.” Th e event was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and while some team members were making phone calls, others were out in the streets asking for dona- tions through toll bridges from motorists. “Th ey usually bring in a lot of money through those tolls,” said Barnhouse. “Some people do all of their calling and collect the money before they come in and they come and drop their money off and leave. All the money goes to Coshocton County Relay for Life.” About 15 volunteers helped make the event a success throughout the day. Other businesses who donated during the event included Noah Gallagher at Papa John’s who donated pizzas, Dave Lear DJ service, Donald’s Donuts donated donuts, and A-1 Tree Service usually helps with getting people onto the roof each year. Barnhouse wants to invite the community to the annual Relay for Life event which will be May 10 – 11 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. “Th ey can always come to our big event in May,” said Barnhouse. “Th ey are welcome to come out and see what we do every year.” Relay for Life is also having a survivor dinner on Th ursday, April 11 at Lake Park. Doors open at 5 p.m. If there are any new survivors who would like to come, call Barnhouse at 740-509-0196. RUN: Preparations started for Indian Mud Run FROM PAGE 1 Jen Jones | Beacon Some of the volunteers who came to help clean up the course for the Indian Mud Run gathered at the clubhouse for a lunch break on Saturday, March 30. APRIL 3, 2019 interest. In the last seven years, the event has donated more than $115,000 back to the community, including Friends of the Park, Th ree Rivers Fire District and other volun- teer fi re districts. Christina Humphries is one of the race organizers. “I help organize and get volunteers for the race. We need about 150 to make the event go smoothly for everyone. Th e Na- tional Guard brings lots of help. We need between 55 and 65 obstacle marshals. Basically, you bring a chair and watch the athletes do the obstacles. If an athlete can’t do the obstacle, you cut off their bracelet. We rotate volunteers through the day and you get food and a t-shirt.” Humphries said she fi rst went to the event three years ago as a volun- teer and had a blast. “I try to help as much as I can. Th is is a world-class event for our area and so important for the community. It puts Coshoc- ton on the map. Th e volunteers have so much fun and the athletes are so nice, so friendly and so positive.” “We want to invite the commu- nity to come and enjoy the Indian Mud Run. We’ll have a race for ev- eryone – including the kids. It’s also a great spectator sport for the whole family. Th ere will be bounce houses and several local vendors, plus food you can purchase,” said Taylor. Th e only charge is to park at Lake Park and there are shuttles to carry everyone to the top of the hill. To register for the race or to sign up to be a volunteer that day, go to or e-mail Taylor at imreventcoordinator@ THE BEACON 13