Tiverton Institute offers speakers, food, and fellowship

| February 26, 2016

TIVERTON – One of the last two-day community institutes in the country still exists in Coshocton County. The public is invited to attend the 114th annual Tiverton Institute, which will be Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3.

“The institute started out to be just mostly farming stuff because it was a farming institute,” said Maxine Border. “But now, speakers can come and talk about anything.”

The institute will be at the Tiverton Community Center located on CR 20 and SR 206. Come early for coffee and donuts, which are being served both days starting at 10 a.m. Morning speakers on Wednesday include Tammi Rogers on Master Gardeners and Emily Adams on the OSU Extension. After the covered dish meal at noon, Ken Smailes will speak on history and Bob Buxton and Jim McClure will speak on the Coshocton County Fair.

“Ken Smailes and Dave Snyder will be speaking on history, and they are really good with the history of the county,” said Border. “We’re having Tammi Rogers from the Master Gardeners this year, and she does a really good job.”

Wednesday will end with music by the River View Junior High Choir and a demonstration by Deputy Dave Stone and Deputy Henata.

“We get a lot of young people who come out for the evening activities,” said Border. “During the day, it’s mostly older folks, but the kids are in school, so they come out in the evenings.”

Thursday begins with coffee and donuts at 10 a.m. and then Dave Snyder speaking on history. After the covered dish lunch, George Ellis will speak at 1 p.m. as well as Alice Hoover as Rosie the Riveter.

“I think it’s so popular because of the different speakers and the covered dish dinner at noon,” said Border. “A lot of people enjoy covered dish dinners, and our soup supper Thursday night is very popular. A lot of people also like to fellowship with the people they haven’t seen in a while.”

The soup supper will be Thursday night from 4 – 6 p.m. and then at 7 p.m., Roscoe Transit Authority will perform, along with Tiverton News, and a skit by the Tiverton Youth.

“There are big crowds here every year,” said Border. “It’s really nice. They come from different counties, not just Coshocton County.”

During each session, a hat is passed to collect donations for the institute.

“I think it’s good to get people together to fellowship,” said Border. “There are church and school activities, but up here, all the churches and schools come together to fellowship and learn new things from the different speakers.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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