115th Tiverton Community Institute planned

| February 27, 2017

TIVERTON – A more than 100 year old tradition is set to continue in Tiverton this March.

The 115th Tiverton Community Institute will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2 at the Tiverton Grange Hall, County Road 20 and State Route 206.

“People just keep coming and we have a lot of older ones and some younger ones so we try to get new speakers that interest everyone,” said Maxine Border, who helps organize the event.

The March 1 activities start at 10:15 a.m., with group singing with Miriam Mikesell, accompanist. The baking and woodworking contests will be held and the speakers scheduled to share are Emily Buxton and Tammi Rogers from the OSU Extension Office and Ken Smailes who will discuss 70 years of WTNS. After the covered dish dinner at noon, the afternoon speakers will start at 1 p.m. Mike Bechtol will speak on travel and Pam Whitney will discuss Ohio Barns. The Wednesday evening activities being at 7 p.m. with music by Amish school students and a magic show by Dick McCune.

Activities on March 2 also begin at 10:15 p.m. with Miriam Mikesell once again being the accompanist. The morning speakers will be Rob McMasters from Coshocton County Emergency Management and Todd Shroyer from Coshocton County EMS. There will be another covered dish dinner at noon and afternoon programming at 1 p.m. There will be a business meeting and election of officers and the afternoon speakers include: Alice Hoover – Sacagawea; Richard Hoover – What is it?; and Patti Malenke – Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. A soup supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and the afternoon activities start at 7 p.m. with music by the Nancy Akins Band and a skit by the Tiverton Youth.

“Every year we try to work some history and comedy into the lineup,” Border said. “The skit by the youth is usually pretty funny. We love it.”

Door prizes will be drawn throughout the two-day event.

“I think the door prizes draw a lot of people,” Border said. “A lot of places give out nice gifts and we usually end up with a lot of door prizes for each session. The three trustees go around and gather the door prizes because this is a community thing that we all help with.”

While there is no charge to attend the morning, afternoon or evening sessions of the Tiverton Community Institute, donations will gladly be accepted.

“The donations are what keep this going,” Border said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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