The Coshocton County Beacon September 26, 2018 - Page 18

18 THE BEACON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 Rural Life Sunday Celebration held at Fresno United Methodist Church FRESNO – Rural Life Sunday celebrating farm life was held Sept. 9 at the Fresno United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Eggan offi ciating. Th e worship service began at 10:30 a.m. in the Fresno United Methodist Church with 90 in attendance. Th e setting for the worship service included wooden cross- es, brass cross, mums, pumpkins, ornamental squash, Indian corn, and fall decorations. During the welcome and introductions, whoever had a tractor or farm truck told the make and model as well as what they used their vehicle for on the farm. Fern Johnson was the liturgist. Vickie Manning led the Joys and Concerns, pastoral prayer and led the Lord’s Prayer. Manning was also in charge of the off ering, doxology and prayer of Th anks- giving. Th e Miller teens sang “God on the Mountain” as the off ertory music. Special music was “Th e Farmers Song” by the Little Millers. Other special music was by Charlotte Marsh who sang “Sing Me Home” and “Midnight Cry”. Waverly Reidenbach, Ridgewood FFA, recited the FFA Creed. Jenna Wyler read “So God Made a Farmer” and Kurt Wyler read “Th e Farmer’s Creed” as a tribute to their dad, John Wyler who was named Farmer of the Year 2018 by Marilyn Wyler. He was presented a picture en- titled “Farming” and a t-shirt. Th e message for the day was entitled “Being Home” given by Pastor Dan Eggan. Th e scripture was read by Jackie Wilkins. Congregation- al hymns that were sung included “Great is Th ey Faith- fulness” , “Hymn of Promise”, and the closing hymn was very appropriate, “When We All Get to Heaven”. Th e service was followed by a covered dish dinner with approximately 120 people in attendance. A chil- dren’s pedal tractor pull took place under the shelter house. Th ere were fi ve weight classes with 36 children and adults participating. Th e fi rst weight class was 30 – 45 lbs. and the winner was Reed Wilkins. Th e second class was 46 – 60 lbs. and the winner was Kohlten Moore and second place was Samuel Stutzman. Th e third class was 61 – 75 lbs. and the winner was Kace Conrad and second was Paige Atkins. Th e fourth class was 76 – 90 lbs. and the winner Contributed | Beacon John Wyler was named Farmer of the Year 2018 at the Rural Life Sunday Celebration at Fresno United Method- ist Church. was Sarah Stutzman. A class called the “Old Timers” had 27 participants and the winner was Scott Spillman and second was Ethan Moore. Th is was a sight to be seen. Trophies were awarded to fi rst place winners and sponsored by: Brian Darr Farms, Wylerview Farms, Shot Gun Red Pulling Team, and Jim Shroyer Wood- working, LLC. Th roughout the rest of the afternoon were cake walks with many people winning cakes, cupcakes, and pies. Plenty of refreshments including homemade ice cream, cake, cookies, chips, and pretzels were available. Contributed | Beacon The fi rst weight class for the children’s pedal tractor pull was 30 – 45 lbs. and the winner was Reed Wilkins. Lining the grounds were nine tractors and antique tractors. Th ere was never a parade of tractors and hay- ride due to the rain all day. Th e rain from tropical storm Gordon did not hurt the spirits and the camaraderie of the crowd because a good time was had by all in atten- dance. Contributed | Beacon Read Obits online at SAVE 60! $ Get a legendary chain saw for under $ 300 * The Beacon MS 250 CHAIN SAW NOW JUST WAS $ 359.95 299 95 $ w w w.coshoc BG 56 C-E HANDHELD BLOWER BES-SRP *Offer valid through 10/31/18 at participating retailers while supplies last. KNOB VIEW BICYCLE 179 95 $ S A L E S , S E R V I C E & R E PA I R S 18 " bar † “GREAT SAW. A JOY to own and operate.”– user bsk713 Check out these reviews and others on the product pages at Auer Hardware 1961 Otsego Ave. | 740-622-4056 | Available at participating retailers while supplies last. † The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. © 2018 STIHL BES18-1042-139251-19 Millersburg Charm Engine Ltd. 4741 S.R. 557 330-893-3033 New Bedford New Bedford Engine & Supply 33833 State Route 643 330-897-2190 – user jack65 Walhonding Troyer’s Engine Shop 29728 Coshocton Rd. 0083_092618 Coshocton Magnum Motorized Bike Several Models In Stock! Low or High Step “The total ease of operating this equipment is far superior from any others I’ve owned in the past.” 4358 C.R. 59 (1/2 Mi. W. of CR 600) BALTIC, OH 43804 330.897.1030 HOURS: Mon-Wed 7:30-8:00PM Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:30-4:30PM • Sat 7:30-11:30AM