Coburn United Methodist Church and the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- The Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair has a lot to offer including rides, carnival games, and endless food vendors.

One vendor is the Coburn United Methodist Church was known for their homemade cream pies, which are made daily every morning. Every year, two hundred volunteers come out to work the fair and donate all proceeds to local charities in the Muskingum County area. 

“We do so many good things with our proceeds from this stand. This past year we gave $3,000 to Christ’s Table and we also gave $3,000 to Truelight Ministries, so that’s what keeps us coming back,” said one volunteer, Susan Russell.

Russell added that if you stop by their stand you will not only receive a good meal, but will also get great service from those who have volunteered at the stands for years. One of those volunteers is Richard Kreuter who had been volunteering at the Coburn United Methodist Church food stand for eighty-four years. 

“I came here when I was six years old with my mother, she worked at the stand then. That’s been eighty four years,” said Kreuter. “Well I am not a fair person to run around the fair but I enjoy working at the stand,” added Kreuter.

You can continue stopping by at the Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair, and grab some delicious food, everyday this week until Saturday, August 17th.