Here is your chance to enjoy music by seasoned and talented musicians…for Free! See below for details.
G101.3 will start broadcasting for Freedom Jam, sponsored by First Bank Richmond, on the hill July 4th, at 4:00 p.m. with live music starting at 5:30.
Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Roosevelt Hill.
Cambridge City Fireworks Display
Where: Creitz Park, Cambridge City, Indiana
Fountain City Fireworks Display
Where: East Ball Diamond, Fountain City Road
Centerville Bicentennial Fireworks Display
This year Centerville will kick off their Bicentennial celebration with the July 4th fireworks at dusk. Also, earlier in the day in the soccer fields there will be family fun starting in the early afternoon.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Today at the 4H Fair is an exciting day for all the 4H kids who have worked so hard taking care of their animals. It’s the big Auction Day, where kids will sell all types of animals. Get out to the 4H Fair and cheer them on- these are such hard-working and determined kids and deserve our support.
Later today, 7:30 p.m., Corey Cox will provide live entertainment on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage. Corey has quite a following and according to his fan website “Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world in 2012, Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.” And his fans follow him everywhere! According to Corey- this is what he was meant to do. And he loves it. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see him perform live–and Free!
We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!
First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.
If you haven’t made it to the Shakespeare productions of Much Ado About Nothing or Romeo and Juliet, you still have several chances.
According to the Shakespeare Festival site:
Indiana’s Richmond Shakespeare Festival is producing Much Ado About Nothing and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in Richmond’s historic Starr-Gennett piano factory (with generous support from the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department), in repertory, from June 6 through 15, 2014.
Professionally directed, designed, and managed, these performances are intended to be fresh, accessible, and relevant.
The Starr-Gennett building becomes a 250-seat theatre and the surrounding park is converted into a festival area with performers, art displays, vendors and other events and activities.
Are you ready for a Hoosier Shakespearience? Please join us. (Ticket & dates information can be found on the Shakespeare Festival site).
If you are visiting from out of town, you can get directions, tickets and other important information by visiting the information page at Richmond Shakespeare Festival site., for those visiting our area.
Wayne County 4-H FAIR
June 21-28, 2014
Saturday, June 21
Wayne County Idol, 5 PM at the Tom Raper RV Free Stage, Mud Race – 7 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals at the Tom Raper Free Stage.
Sunday, June 22
Church services – 11 AM at the Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Little Miss & Mister Contest, 2 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, Special Music 4 PM – 10 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, CK Cycles Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM, Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission
Monday, June 21Car Show at 5 PM in the Kuhlman Center Parking Lot, ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM, Pork McElhinny – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RV Free Stage.
Tuesday, June 24
Hoosier StateTractor Pull at 7 PM, Phillip Fox Band at 7:30 PM on theTom Raper RV Free Stage, Silly Safaris, 5:30 & 7:30 PM at the Family FitnessWorks Tent
Wednesday, June 25
Pottery by Jeremy South, 3 PM – 8 PM at the Family FitnessWorksTent, Tom Butters Painting – 5 PM @ Family FitnessWorks Tent, Wayne County Idol – 6 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, and a Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM.
Thursday, June 26
Kids Day, 12 Noon to 4:30, Armband Special – $12, Rodeo – 7 PM, Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Silly Safaris at 5:30 & 7:30 PM in the Family FitnessWorksTent.
Friday, June 27
4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM, Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Mud Bog – 7 PM, Fireworks @ Dark
Saturday, June 28
Off Road Swap Meet – 10 AM Free Health Screenings – Family FitnessWorks Tent – 12 PM, Wayne County Idol Finals – 5 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Demolition Derby – 7 PM.
For the full schedule visit the Wayne County 4H Fair website. And keep checking back here for cool pictures and any updates.
If you are interested in registering for the Wayne County 4H Queen competition, you must have your registration in by May 31, 2014. Also, there are some changes in the rules. Please read below for updates.
* IMPORTANT CHANGES **
The Wayne County 4-H Fair Queen Committee has made a recent change concerning the 2014 Queen Contest.
The NEW ages for the queen division will be 16 and older. You must be 16 as of June 1, 2015 to compete in this division.
The new ages will allow more ladies to participate and have the opportunity to obtain the skills for interviewing, stage presence, and public appearances.
KEEP IN MIND….in order to participate at state fair, the Wayne County Queen must be 18 years old by June 1, 2015. The “underage” ladies will have the option to keep the queen status or relinquish the queen status, if chosen prior to the contest. State Fair rules states you can only win your county fair once.
SO…..for example…..you are 16 years old and have the highest points to win the 2014 Queen title. You will have chosen prior to the contest, that if you were chosen, that you would:
- Keep the title, however know you are not old enough to compete at State Fair. You would also know that you cannot compete for the Wayne County Fair Queen in the future, or
- Relinquish the queen title and obtain an alternate title. You would then be able to compete in future contest and attend State Fair, if age appropriate.
This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments or concerns.
Deadline to register is May 31st. Sponsorship fee will be $50. Orientation is this Sunday, May 18th at 2pm at the First Friends Church on Chester Blvd (next to Friends Fellowship). First queen workshop is Tuesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Lingle Hall at Reid Hospital.
Other age divisions:
- Juniors – ages 7, 8, 9
- PreTeens – ages 10, 11, 12
- Teens – ages 13, 14, 15
- Queens – ages 16 to 21
Best Tasting & Best Stand Contests
Not only can you support their efforts by purchasing their lemonade and admiring their stands, you will be helping them to understand the rewards of owning their own business. The kids, and their families, have spent hours mixing up special lemonade recipes, designing and building their stands, as well as working on their budget and other aspects of business ownership.
Support Local Non-profits
Many of the children donate a portion of their earnings to local non-profits like Relay for Life, HELP animal shelter, Boys and Girls Club, and many others. So by supporting them, you are supporting non-profits in our community.
To enter the Best Tasting & Best Stand contests, you must be registered for Lemonade Day. (registrations will be available that day if you haven’t signed up yet, or sign up at your child’s school, First Bank Richmond branches, or local libraries). All contestants will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD & a Veach’s gift card. 1st & 2nd places in both categories will receive a trophy. Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. and judging will begin at 11:15 a.m. (Celebrity judges will vote for their favorite lemonade and stand).
Contestants are encouraged to stay and sell lemonade as long as they are able, while they enjoy the Taste of Italy.
This Saturday, May 3, 2014, is the Spark a Dream workshop hosted by VanVleet Insurance and Square Donuts. Running from 10 a.m. to noon at VanVleet on East Main Street, the workshop will teach kids about advertising, customer service and how to choose a great spot for their stand.
Coming next weekend
Best Tasting & Best Stand contests will be coming to the Depot District, May 10, 2014. This year the contests will be combined into one day AND will be during the Taste of Italy in the Depot. So kids…you will have customers!! Trophies will be awarded in both categories for first and second place. Everyone who registers for Lemonade Day and participates in the Best Tasting & Best Stand event, will get their name in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD and a Veach’s gift card. Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. with judging of stands and lemonade at 11:15. Celebrity judges will be present including Rick Duncan from 101.3, and Mayor Sally Hutton will announce the proclamation for Lemonade Day.
Is Sunday, May 18th, 2014. Set up your lemonade stands and get ready to manage your own business! And grown-ups, don’t forget to visit stands that day and DRINK LEMONADE. Support the youth in Wayne County in their quest to become entrepreneurs.
This year the Wayne County 4H Fair will run from June 21 – 28, 2014, and what a line up!
Live music on the Tom Raper stage will include the Phillip Fox Band and Pork McElHinny. Some old favorites will return this year including the Silly Safari animal show, a free ice cream social, and the exciting tractor pulls. 4Her’s will be showing off their livestock, horse and crafts projects all week, so be sure to get out and support them.
Keep checking back for more updates and check our calendar for fair events. It’s going to be a great year for the 4H Fair!
Mark your calendars for a fun filled day at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Saturday, May 10, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Tom Raper Center. Also sign up for Lemonade Day while you are there!
For more information visit Cope Environmental Center’s Website: http://
There are several opportunities for yummy foods, eggs hunts and other Easter fun. Check out the GoWayneCounty.com calendar to see what’s “hoppening” this weekend.
Monday night, the Centerville Lions Club presented awards to honored guests who are highly regarded in Wayne County.
Among those honored, Sara Coulter, Director of Marketing at First Bank Richmond, received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. Among her many accomplishments, most notibly she was praised for her years of work as President of Dollars for Scholars, enabling kids to pursue a higher education.
Also honored was Janis Buhl, of Western Wayne News, for her service to the Western portion of Wayne County by creating a worthy news source. In her many years as editor of WWN, she has been able to promote and convey what is happening in the surrounding communites and has succeeded in keeping information flowing.
Anna Richey accepted the award given in memory of her late husband, Lloyd Richey, for his important work in the community. It was noted that he gave much of his effort and time to helping youth, making an impact on the lives of many.
And finally, Wendy Komman was given the “Lion” award. This honor is bestowed upon a Lions Club member who has made a major impact on the club as well as being a positive community member.
Congratulations to all those honored.
The Lions Club of Centerville has been bestowing awards since 1986.