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CVB director reflects on Ohio Chautauqua

| July 13, 2015

COSHOCTON – Jan Myers, the Executive Director of the Coshocton County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, reflected on the impact of the event on the community and all of the people and organizations that make it possible. Myers said, “This has been a phenomenal week. I think one of the best we’ve had. This is our third time of course and I think it’s just been getting better and better every time that they’ve been here. We’ve had wonderful crowds even despite the rain that we’ve been dealing with except tonight. We’ve had great crowds at each evening performance; we’ve had wonderful attendance at the workshops, the youth workshops at the library and also at the adult workshops. Every day has been just great.”

“People have so enjoyed it, I’ve talked to folks as they’re leaving every night and they’re just thrilled about it. They’re just so happy that they’ve come. There are many new people this year – that have never been to an Ohio Chautauqua before, they came early in the week and they were hooked.”

“So they’ve been back every night. So we are expecting – if and when we have Ohio Chautauqua back to Coshocton – that we will have even greater crowds then.”

Myers said that people have come from “about every night a third to half of the crowd raises their hand that they are from outside the county – so surrounding counties- but of course and we’ve had other states. We’ve had Michigan, Florida, New Mexico, California, go figure – they’re coming from all over. Now granted, they may not have come just for this – but they’re here in the area. We have some folks from Illinois that I just talked to – they’re here for the tractor show but they’re here tonight and there’s something going on and they just love all of the activities that we have going on here at the same time and it’s just great.”

“The performers have been thrilled with the crowds-they’ve had higher attendance here than in some of the other communities on the tour. This is their final stop on this year’s tour so they’ve been really pleased with the questions and the engagement of the audience each evening which really speaks well for our community. It makes me very proud to have so many engaged Coshocton folks here that really are appreciating and enjoying this cultural entertainment that we’re bringing in here.”

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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