The Coshocton County Beacon June 21, 2017

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper June 21-27 2017 Volume 10 Number 8 w w w.coshoc By Josie Sellers CUSTOM BLINDS SALE! COSHOCTON – The Family and Children First Council is planning on showering the community with infant safety information during a special event on Thursday, June 29. The Coshocton County Community Baby Shower will be held at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 422 Walnut St. Any expecting mother, mother with children up to 1-year-old, dads, grand- parents or support people are welcome to come enjoy an afternoon of safe sleep edu- cation, door prizes, speakers, food and giveaways. “We wanted to include everyone because it’s not just about mom,” said Alex McKay from Coshocton County Fam- ily & Children First Council. “Dads play a huge part too and so do grandparents and support people.” 740-622-0372 Indian Mud Run See pages 20-21 A number of agencies are attending the event including The Fatherhood Initiative, Job and Family Services, Coshoc- ton County EMS, United Way, the Pregnancy Distress Center and WIC. “The focus will be on infant safety and reducing the risk of SIDS, but we also want to let people know what resources are out there,” McKay said. Attendees will have the chance to win gift baskets, pack ‘n plays, Lake Park pool passes and Shelby Movie The- ater passes. McKay said they are able to do this community out- reach event because of a grant from the Baby First Network and assistance from Natural Kneads and United Way. “We really appreciate every- one’s help with this,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but everyone has really come together to make this work.” Adults enjoy lessons Beth Scott | Beacon Aryanna Poorman, age 6, spent Saturday morning playing in the chil- dren’s garden at Clary Gardens. The children’s garden opened to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. See article on page 17. By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – Joyce Ellis made sure her kids and grandchil- dren knew how to swim, but she never had anyone to teach her, until now. Ellis was one of two people who took advantage of the SEE LESSONS ON PAGE 17 RESIDENTIAL Darlene Kelly Guess Shrimplin 740.502.2920 740.502.6692 Paul Bratton Auctioneer 740.327.6331 Jessica Williams 740.502.6095 Robert Bennett 740.502.0487 Marc Lacy 740.502.3074 John Thomas 740.502.4342 BeLinda Lacy 740.294.8869 Debbie Myers 740.502.1589 Kim Williams 740.502.6618 Kyle Myers 740.502.2383 FARM LAND COMMERCIAL Decorating Center Community baby shower being organized Fisher 160 Years Combined Experience • 740-622-3669 • 224 N. 4th St., Coshocton •