The Coshocton County Beacon February 15, 2017

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Feb . 15-21 2017
Volume 9 Number 42

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There was no down time for volunteers at the 25th annual Chocolate Extravaganza last weekend as people were lined up from the beginning until the very end for their chance to taste some of the best chocolate in the county . The event is the biggest fundraiser for the Pomerene Center for the Arts and

Chocolate Overload

Beth Scott | Beacon
featured not only chocolate but door prizes , raffles , and live musical entertainment . Area bakers served up a delicious array of cheesecakes , tortes , cakes , candies , brownies , and the like at the event that has become a Valentine ’ s Day tradition for many .

Calling all turkey hunting enthusiasts

COSHOCTON – Chili Crossroads Bible Church has added a new event to its calendar for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy .
The church at 29445 County Road 10 is known for its wild game dinner , but this year also will host a turkey calling contest .
“ We realized we have a lot of turkey hunters in our area ,” said Pastor Neal Dearyan . “ Our local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation also is recognized for having the most new members , raising the most money and having the most people at its banquet and they are helping with this by contributing prize money and trophies .”
This new event for the church will be held on Saturday , Feb . 18 . Doors open for registration at 11:30 a . m . and attendees can enjoy $ 1 jumbo slices of the church ’ s homemade pizza until the contest starts at 1 p . m . Admission for spectators is free , but contestants must pay a $ 10 pre-registration fee or $ 15 at the door .
There will be two divisions : Adult ( 15 +) and junior ( 14 and under ). The first place winner in each division will receive a $ 100 cash prize and there will be trophies for the top four finishers in each division . Winners will be asked to demonstrate their skills at the wild game dinner on Sunday , Feb . 26 .
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