Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced!


Pictured is the 3rd Place Winner in the Children's Scarecrow category titled, "Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Scare UNITED" by the United Way of Coshocton County.

COSHOCTON – October has come and gone and the peoples’ choice scarecrow entry at Clary Gardens with the most overall votes went to “Wild Thing” by Century National Bank. Leanne Allison and Chris Glover, both employees of the bank and lead contacts for the scarecrow contest, said they were so happy to win this award. All local employees voted on the theme and “Wild Thing” seemed to be a good fit for the group. “We’re happy to be part of this community and grateful for those who appreciated our entry. We had a lot of fun creating him and look forward to participating next year.”

This year the trail of about 30 total scarecrows was divided into three categories (with winners and honorable mentions in each). Garden visitors were asked to take a #ScarecrowSelfie with their favorite entries and post them to social media with #ClaryGardens. “Clary Gardens is open daylight hours each day and we encouraged the community to come and view these intriguing creations,” said Clary Gardens Director Jandi Adams. “It is such a fun event and October is the busiest month for us – we get hundreds of visitors that come to view the gardens’ seasonal displays. We love to show off the local talent and the scarecrow trail was an event the whole family can participate in and enjoy.”

In the children’s scarecrow category, “Olaf” (the scarecrow snowman) took home first place by Clay and Cadence Watson – a child-created entry. “Olaf” was followed closely by “Sponge Bob” in second place created by Coshocton KOA and “Scare UNITED” in third place by United Way of Coshocton County. Honorable mentions went to submissions by Hopewell Industries, Endsley Agency, Montessori Preschool, and Kids America.

Scary scarecrows were submitted by first place winners Rylee and Greyson Miller, another child-created entry, with “The Headless Stick Horseman” and second place going to “Leaders until Death” submitted by the Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2018.

Traditional scarecrows were exhibited in the largest and most popular category with over a dozen submissions this year. First place went to the Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers with “Lily of the Valley” and a close second went to “Tillie Cracked Corn” the crow, by Three Rivers Energy. Several honorable mentions were submitted by Peoples Bank, The Coshocton County Beacon, Saylor Wealth Strategies, COTC, Coshocton Junior Woman’s Club, Auer Ace Hardware, Coshocton is Blooming, Erwin Family Eye Care, and Echoing Connections of Central Ohio.

No worries, if you missed the scarecrow walking trail and contest this year – Clary Gardens plans to host the third annual event the whole month of October again in 2018.Visit the Clary Gardens Facebook page or website at to stay up-to-date on community events and family fun.

View the whole story HERE.

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100 Things We Love About Coshocton County

September 15, 2017

What you seek, you shall find.

If you don't know already, we at Hasseman Brewing are very much PRO-Coshocton. All of the people involved in the project have the option to live, work, raise a family and start businesses is other places. We choose here.

So while we see the flaws in our community (all have them) we are also proud of what is good (even great) here. We get frustrated when people publicly tear down Coshocton County. So we wanted to share just a SMALL list of things we love about Coshocton County. We will start with just 100.

1. Great Craft Beer made here (sorry we had to do it).

2. Kids America

3. Ravens Glenn Winery

4. Coshocton County Beacon

5. Miss Jennifer's Dance Studio

6. Pizza Point Pizza

7. Friday night football games

8. Roscoe Village

9. Lake Park Aquatic Center

10. The Indian Mud Run

11. The incredible community giving spirit

12. Mark Granger and New Life Ministries

13. Rainbow Hills Winery

14. The Johnson Humrickhouse Museum

15. ***********Clary Gardens***********

16. Triple Locks Theater

17. The ArtPark on Main Street

18. Deans Jewelry

19. Trading Post on WTNS


21. Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center

22. The Monticello

23. Lake Park Pavilion

24. ParktoberFest in Warsaw

25. Woodbury Outfitters

26. Sacred Heart Church and School

27. Local Boys Sports

28. Local Girls Sports

29. Earl's Dari

30. McWane Ductile (Iron Strong)

31. Kraft/Heinz (Making America's Bacon)

32. Annin Flag (Making America's Flags)

33. Pomerene Center for the Arts

34. Heritage Winery

35. Killbuck Distillery (coming soon)

36. Lake Park Running Trails

37. The Rose of Sharon

38. NewPointe Community Church (and other amazing local places of faith)

39. Coshocton Public Library

40. The Coshocton Yard

41. Medberry Marketplace

42. Unusual Junction

43. 4H

44. The Coshocton County Fair

45. Echoing Hills Village

46. Woodbury Wildlife Reserve

47. Stewart Field

48. The Turkey Trot by DK Races

49. Wonderful Small Town Culture

50. Hot Air Balloon Festival

51. Coshocton County Relay for Life

52. First Fridays on Main Street

53. Cruisin the Plaza

54. Richard Downing Airport

55. Yellow Butterfly Winery

56. Wooly Pig Farm Brewery (coming soon)

57. Amici's Pizza

58. Crowtown Pizza

59. 5 Point Chiropractic

60. Shelby Theaters

61. Apple Butter Festival

62. Fall Foilage Tour

63. Canal Days Festival

64. Miracle on Main Street

65. Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce

66. COTC Coshocton Campus

67. Jeff Drennen Dealerships

68. Coshocton Community Band

69. Coshocton Community Choir

70. Classic Auto Supply (CASCO)

71. Pearl Valley Cheese

72. Coshocton Farmer's Market

73. Coshocton County EMS

74. Coshocton County Fire and Sheriff

75. Coshocton Prime Healthcare

76. Old Stone Fort

77. RHDD

78. Jones Metal

79. Hannah Maries

80. All Well Behaviorial Health

81. Upper Room Food Pantry

82. Reverand Stuckey with Shepherd's Assembly

83. Crowntown Yoga

84. Art Connects

85. Coshocton Foundation

86. MFM Building Supplies

87. Buckeye Fabricators

88. Wiley Organics

89. Dogwood Festival

90. Schumaker Farms

91. Burt Park

92. West Lafayette Homecoming

93. Wildwood Music

94. Miller Funeral Home

95. Meridios

96. Coshocton Community Center

97. Habitat for Humanity/ReStore

98. The Railroad Saloon

99. The Yucatan

100. English Ivy

101. The People of Coshocton County...and YOU!

The funny thing is...this was easy. We kept coming up with more after we compiled this list. So if you want to add yours, please feel free. The point is, we think Coshocton County is pretty special. Please join us. We hope you do too.

Until next time! Cheers!

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Our membership campaign JUST opened September 22, 2017!

Last year, our annual campaign aided garden development after the wedding season and into this year's new growing season. YOUR individual donations allowed us to: Build and complete phase one of the newly installed Children's Garden; Purchase materials and backpacks for 12 field trips (of which we do not charge the schools!); and Bring in arachnid/reptile/worm "experts" at the Children's Summer Nature Camp! And these are just a few of the ways your donor dollars were put to amazing use!

As a special thank you for donating this campaign year, our donor members, friends, and patrons are cordially invited to attend our Fall Donor Gala in the rose garden on Sunday, October 22nd from 2-4pm.

Please join us for live entertainment, food, refreshments, and special guests that will be sure to please!

Thank YOU in advance for your generous support.

Email your mailing address if you would like to be on our mailing list!

"Trail & Treat" is back AGAIN


Don't miss our 2nd Annual Family Trail and Treat Night at the gardens, this October 25th from 4:30-5:30! Dress the kids in their favorite costume and bring a bag to collect treats. We will have costumed volunteers throughout the paths passing out candy and giving away a few educational tidbits about the gardens. **This is a garden fundraiser: $1 per person to enter the gates. We hope to see you at Clary's! There will be facepainting and other games by donation too!

While onsite, vote for your favorite Scarecrow! Take a selfie with your favorite and post it back to the Clary Gardens Facebook Page. We can't wait to see this fun creations - Don't miss it! 🍁

Scarecrow Planning Well Under Way


Clary Gardens is sponsoring it's 2nd Annual "Scarecrow Walking Trail" that will be open FREE to the public the entire month of October 2017! We are hoping to establish some spirited 'competition' between local agencies, families, school groups, and area businesses. Download the 2017 Clary Scarecrow Registration (posted on our Facebook Page). This contest is an annual garden fundraiser and requires a $10-25 tax-deductible donation to Clary Gardens to participate (all proceeds going toward capital garden improvements). **Participants must call to schedule scarecrow placement ahead of time - To be eligible: Scarecrows must be set-up in the garden as early as 9/26 at 8am and placement deadline is 9/28 by 4pm. Get your creative juices flowing and let's have some good old-fashioned fun!

Here is the 2016 1st place Scarecrow winner created by Raven's Glenn Winery and Restaurant: