Weather, crowds – everything was fine at the Cy Young Festival

Cy Young Award winner John Denny and his wife are pictured at the Dean Chance Memorial Parade on Saturday afternoon.  Denny was Grand Marshal for the event.
Jadn Lindig, right, was crowned Queen 2022-2023 of the Cy Young Festival by Rhylee Shepherd, Queen 2021-2022.

NEWCOMERTOWN – Good weather and good crowds were all there for the Cy Young Festival 2022 in the village from June 24-26.

Jadn Lindig was crowned Queen of the 2022 Festival by Rhylee Shepherd, the Queen of the 2021 Festival. Other members of the 2022-2023 Cy Young Court are: Little Slugger Attendant Luka Lawson, Little Slugger Creed Moore, Mini Queen Addi Wilson, Princess Attendant Peyton McGarvey, Princess Alliyah Moore, Junior Queen Attendant Gretchin Rolli, Junior Queen Madi Moore and Senior Queen Marlene Ross.

Corporate partners of the 2022 Cy Young Festival included Cleveland Clinic-Union Hospital and Wendy’s.

Diamond Sponsors: Sons of The American Legion, Dover Phila Federal Credit Union, American Legion Post 431, Dan Lahmers State Farm, Park National Bank, Newcomerstown Rotary, Moose Lodge 1337, Riesbeck’s Food, Medi Wise Pharmacy, Fruit Growers Marketing, Coshocton Regional Medical Centre, BPO Elks 1555

Commercial customers: Eagle Hardwoods, Groovfold, KL Welch and Sons, Mike’s Body Shop, Dover Chemical.

Helping Hands: Cameo Beauty Salon, Darr Farms, Village of Newcomerstown, Newcomerstown Street Department, Newcomerstown Police, Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, Tri-County Joint Ambulance District, Newcomerstown Public Library, Jeff Harding, Jim’s Towing, Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools, Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, Laborers Local 134, Norman Signs and Designs, The Silkworm Flowers & Gifts, Lenzo Studio, WTNS FM 99.3, Newcomerstown Historical Society.

John Denny. Cy Young Award winner in 1983 while with the Philadelphia Phillies, was guest of honor at the festival and grand marshal of the Dean Chance Memorial Parade on Saturday afternoon. Denny also presented prizes to the winners of the annual Cy Young Run and autographed three Louisville Slugger bats which were auctioned off at a Saturday luncheon.

Historian Chris Hart presented ‘He Throws Like a Cyclone’ at the Olde Main Street Museum on Friday evening.

Musical entertainment included Family Tradition (also known as The Dotson Brothers) on Fridays and the Adam Calvert Band on Saturday nights. ARTSNCT presented The Domenic Greco Band on Saturday afternoon.

The final day of the festival included Ron Porcher’s Vintage Baseball Game at Cy Young Park, a talent show, a pet show, and a car show on Main Street. The car show was sponsored by Dunning Motors of Cambridge and Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Millersburg.

For more information, visit the festival website at

Free presentations

Historian Chris Hart has several free performances scheduled through the end of the year, including:

• August 20: Pioneering Superstitions “Don’t Sing at the Table”, Westchester Days, 10:00 a.m.

• September 7 – Powerpoint conference “1969, 365 days of transformation”, New Philadelphia Library, 6:30 p.m.

• September 21 – “Titanic Survivor”, New Philadelphia Library, 6:30 p.m.

• September 28 – “Sleepy Hollow Revisited”, New Philadelphia Library, 6:30 p.m.

• October 19 – “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Dover Library, 6.30pm

• October 26 – “1970 Kent State Shootings”, Dover Library, 6:30 p.m.

• November 2: “Why are we afraid of the dark?”, New Philadelphia Library, 6:30 p.m.

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons at Cy Young Park are offered on July 5, 11, 12, 13 and 18 at a cost of $50.

Contact Bre Taylor at 330-204-5471 for scheduling. Money for lessons will be accepted at the pool.

No goggles covering the nose and no flotation devices are authorized.

Courses offered include:

Beginners: 5.30-6.30 p.m. for 5-7 year olds. Space for 30 children only.

Intermediate: 6:30-7:30 p.m. for 8-10 year olds. Space for 30 children only.

Gateway to Autumn Tickets

Representatives of the Gateway to Fall Festival will be on hand during the second Saturday event on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to sell tickets for the festival’s “Deal or No Deal” event, sponsorships and ” duck adoptions” for the River Duck Derby. Tickets for a pulled pork dinner will also be available.

Brush cleaning

Newcomerstown brush clean-up dates are July 15-18. The bins will be placed on the grounds of the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad on College Street.

The bins will accept grass clippings, trimmed brush such as hedges or small fallen branches. No trees, branches or whole shrubs with their root balls because there is no space for them.

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