Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt This Saturday!

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employee scavenger hunt

First Bank employees gearing up for Scavenger Hunt…now it’s your turn!

Postponed.  Check back in to find out when it will take place in the coming months.  So many people wanted to play but couldn’t due to prior commitments–First Bank is looking for a date that will accommodate more people.

Employees at First Bank Richmond just took the challenge.  And now it’s open to the public.  The first First Bank Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt!

What is it?

It is free…it is fabulous fun…and you could win an IPad or your teammates could each win $100.00 a piece!  And there will be even more prizes drawn at the end of the 2 hour challenge when everyone meets for lunch at the Olde Richmond Inn at noon.  This Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

How does it work?

It starts with one smart phone and 3-4 people on a team.  That’s all you need…and maybe a car or bike.  Then you will register your team at any of the many First Bank Branches in Richmond, Centerville or Cambridge City.   You’ll download the easy app which will have all the challenges like “pick a potato”  (that’s not one of them) and you’ll take your most creative picture, using your smart phone, as a group with one of you as the photographer…easy as pie.  (oh there could be a challenge about pie….you never know).

Employees at First Bank had so much fun…they want to do it again!  But they can’t.  Only the public can join this one.  You must be 18 years of age or older and not an immediate family member of a First Bank employee.  Go ahead… take the challenge!

To enter go to Firstbankrichmond.com now and download the registration form.  Sign up your team for possibly the most exciting two hours you will have had in a long time! (Must sign up by August 14th.  There is a limited number of teams, so be sure to sign up today!)  Questions?  Contact Karole at kpassmore@firstbankrichmond.com.

 

 

Cambridge City Hosts Winter Wonderland Tonight

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Lights at Creitz Park, 2011

If you have never experienced Winter Wonderland in Cambridge City, this is your year to travel down US 40 into a Christmas village of lights and music.

The line up for Saturday, November 24, from 5-9 p.m. is packed with fun for everyone.  The festivities will include:

Snow Ball Fight

Family Christmas Card Photos: @ Blue Ridge Antiques

Cookies For Kids @ Briar Pitte

Parade of Lights @ 8:00 p.m. on Main Street

Live Nativity & Petting Zoo

Food all over town including at: Lumpy’s Cafe, First United Methodist Church & The Pour House

Refreshments in the unique shops all over town

Santa Claus

Cookie Decoration @ The Hole In The Wall

Crafts for kids @ National Road Antique Mall

Wonderful opportunites for buying local for the holidays

Drive through Creitz Park for “Christmas Wonderland of Lights”

Carriage Rides

& Much much more!!

Bundle Up!  And head over to Cambridge City for some old fashioned holiday fun!

Area Holiday Festivals In Wayne County Coming Soon

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§§§§   Holiday Festivals 2012   §§§§

Winter Wonderland

Cambridge City

November 24, 5-9 p

Christmas In Centerville

December 8, 5-8 p

Old Fashioned Christmas

Depot District

Tuesdays:  Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11 and 18

 

Wayne County Trick or Treat Times 2012

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richmond indiana trick or treat times 2012, wayne county indiana trick or treat times 2012

SATURDAY, October 27

Boston – 6-7 p.m.

MONDAY, October 29

Safety Village 5-7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Oct 31

Cambridge City – 6-8 p.m.

Centerville – 5-7 p.m.

Dublin – 6-8 p.m.

Economy – 6-8 p.m.

Fountain City – 5-7 p.m.

Greens Fork – 6-8 p.m

Hagerstown – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

New Paris, Ohio – 6-8 p.m.

Richmond – 5-7 p.m.

Exciting Things Happening In Wayne County Today…First Weekend In October, 2012

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And here are just a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend–starting today!

Tales from the Departed: Gone But Not Forgotten

Brought to you by the Wayne County Historical Museum, at the Earlham Cemetery today you can learn about the lives of some prominent citizens of Wayne County who have come back to life just for the day to tell you their stories.  Saturday, October 6, (today) from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Cost is 10.00 per car.  See the list of citizens and the actors who will portray them below:

Annual 4th Street Fair

4th Street Fair: “The Tree”

“The tree” is in full color as you can see from our own annual picture with our daughter Mary Grace, and the street is just waiting for you come out today.

There is the always popular fall foods, decorations, art, live music, and dance.  Something for everyone to enjoy today and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.  Last year the YMI was also serving food next door.  Plenty of parking around the area as well.  Enjoy this crisp sunny Fall day with friends and family, or enjoy a day out for yourself.

The Trees In Wayne County Are In Full Color

As I drove down 40 yesterday I stopped to take a few pictures of the trees turning to full color.  This is a great weekend to enjoy a drive in the country to see for yourself that Fall really is here.

I stopped in Cambridge City and had lunch at the Pour House, one of my favorite places.  They had just made some homemade mushroom soup and it was divine.  I also enjoyed a 3 cheese grilled cheese sandwich (half) made to order with pickles, perfectly grilled.

If you want  a peaceful activity this weekend, I recommend a ride on 40 and stopping in at one of your favorite locally owned diners, and viewing some of the wonderful antiques.

Have a great weekend!

Fun Festivals This Weekend In Wayne County

Parade 2011

There is so much going on…it must be September in Wayne County.  You won’t want to miss a thing!  Here’s what is on the menu:

Canal Days In Cambridge City:

All day Saturday and Sunday with vendors, art, crafts, antiques, food & fun for the kids and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. the big PARADE!

Come out and spend the day, you’ll be glad you did.  (And get a head start on those Christmas gifts too).

 

 

At The Wayne County Historic Museum:  The Annual Heritage Fest

Buggy rides, live music, explore the museum, art and crafts from the past and present, live theatre,  and much much more!  Entry fee.  Saturday 10- 5 p.m. & Sunday 10 – 4 p.m.

 

Induction ceremony display 2011

In The Gorge: Starr Gennett Music Festival

Music all day Saturday with the annual duck races, vendors and fun for the kids.   Daytime live bands are free in the old Starr Gennett building in the Gorge.

Live bands include: Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio.

Holiday Pictures …. Children Having Fun In Wayne County & More..

Making A Reindeer Ornament At Christmas In Cambridge

Pictures Of The Season

Below are just a few pictures taken at area festivals this season. For more pictures visit our Facebook site. For videos you can visit our youtube site at GoWayneCounty (same as Facebook).  Please send us any lovely pictures of the season you would like to share to Karole@GoWayneCounty.com.  We will post them either on the site or on Facebook.

Making A Reindeer Ornament At Christmas In Cambridge

Visiting Santa At Fire Station In Cambridge

A Very Festive House In Richmond

Christmas In Cambridge City Saturday, November 26th

Creitz Park 2010

Creitz Park 2010

Step into a winter wonderland

when you enter Cambridge City on Saturday, November 26th.

Lights will illuminate the quaint town and shops will be open with special treats for the kids.  A lighted parade begins around 8 p.m. with live carolers on the corners, and Creitz Park will have a beautiful light display.  Drive through the park and stop to see a new train display just added this year.  Then on to the firehouse to visit with Santa!

This is an event you will not want to miss and your kids and grand kids will thank you for taking them.  Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

Creitz Park will be illuminated every weekend until Christmas.

See you there!

Last Weekend’s Antique Show In Cambridge City A Success For All Who Participated

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Whether you were in Cambridge City to purchase antiques or to show them, many walked away happy last weekend.

Vendors came from all over, including Tennessee and Kansas City

bringing some unique antiques with them for display.  A local collector from Richmond, Robbie Lee, said he had been busy all that  morning at his booth set up with items including books, refinished furniture and other collectibles.

Both sides of main street were lined with vendors, as well as antique shops being opened such as the Log House Antiques whose owner was one of the coordinators of the event.  Several vendors were set up around the grounds of their establishment.  (see more photos on GoWayneCounty’s Facebook site).

Lumpy’s Café and The Pour House

both reported being very busy last Saturday, with lines at the counter in both places.  It was a success as well for many who came to find a one of a kind antique or collectible, savor some good homemade food and purchase decorative gourds for the holidays.  There was something for everyone and it will hopefully become an annual event.

If you have an event coming up and would like us to cover it or need advertising, just let us know.  Go to GoWayneCounty.com and click “contact.”  Send us your request and we will put your event on our calendar, and if we can we will cover it for you as well.  We love to be invited—but we may show up anyway.

Antique Fair In Cambridge City, Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Cambridge City Indiana

If you are an antique lover, you won’t want to miss the Antique Fair this Saturday in the quaint town of Cambridge City, IN.

Vendors Expected to Line the Streets

Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., side roads will be closed in order to accommodate all the antique vendors expected to line the streets, according to Vicki Alexander, owner of Undiscovered Treasures, a unique consignment store in Cambridge.

Many other shops will be open for business including the Pour House- home of the best homemade fudge around Wayne County and other homemade delicacies and lunch menu items.  For a great country style breakfast you can start your day at Lumpy’s Cafe on Foote Street.

Mention you read this article on GoWayneCounty.com

At Undiscovered Treasures, next to the bridge into town, if you mention you read this article on GoWayneCounty.com you will receive an extra 10% off your purchase.  Many items including purses and other accessories will already be at lower sale prices.

It is not too early to knock off some of the items on your holiday list, or add a unique item to your antique collection– while getting great deals.

For more information you can call Shane Hawkins at Log House Antiques: 765-967-5082.

Building 125, One of the many antique shops in Cambridge City

Cambridge City: Canal Days This Weekend, September 9-10

Canal Days Parade 2010

Canal Days Parade 2010

So many things are happening this weekend.  As you plan your outings don’t forget to put Canal Days on your list of things to do.  This annual event is always a treat with fun for all ages.  See the schedule of events for the weekend below:  (Cambridge City is just a 15 minute drive West on 40 from Richmond IN).

Cambridge City Canal Days 2011 Schedule Of Events

Friday September 9th

  • 6pm-9pm: Corn Hole Tournament registration at Roberson’s Marathon, US 40 Cambridge City, $30 per team. This year- Long Toss- toss into the purple potty to buy Library Memorial Bricks in memory of two local families

Saturday, September 10th

  • 8am: – Corn Hole Tournament – Roberson’s Marathon – Info (765-960-6497) – All proceeds go to H.E.L.P. the Animals
  • 8am: -New Day Kiwanis Golf Tournament at Winding Branch Golf Course, Pershing, IN- Info (765-478-4221) Alan Austin
  • 8am: -Fire Fighter 5K Run Sponsored by CCFD-Starts and ends at the Cambridge City Fire Station, Green St. Registration begins 8am $15-preregistration w/shirt, Race begins 9am. (765-478-4434)
  • 8am – 11am: Kids Fishing Contest (12 & under) HiWay Springs- Sponsored by Indiana Bass Federation Nation & Local Sponsors Info (765-914-6380)
  • 9am: –Dark: Street Vendors open-Arts, Crafts, Food, “Kids Alley” games, contests and entertainment
  • 9am: – Ice Cream Social and Pies, Methodist Church – All Day
  • 9am: – Antique Tractor Show, Creitz Park behind the Fire Station- Info (765-334-9230) Bill Widau
  • 9am-4pm: Stitches in Time Quilt Show, Cambridge City Christian Church- All proceeds go to Relay for Life, $2 Admission
  • 9am-12pm: LHS Alumni, Golay Community Center- Info (765-478-3683) Jim Sweet, Classes up to 1963
  • 9am-6pm: Art Show, Cambridge City Christian Church- Info (765-855-2630) Dorothy Johnson
  • 9:15am: 2 Mile Walk starts and ends at Cambridge City Fire Station, Green Street. Registration begins at 8am-$10, Info (765-478-4434)
  • 10am-11am: Baby Contest- Entertainment Stage, Info (765-478-5448) Western Wayne News
  • 10am-5pm: Antique and Specialty Stores Open
  • 10am-5pm: Mums sold by Western Wayne Heritage at The Vinton House
  • 10am-5pm: Cambridge City Public Library, History Room and Overbeck Museum Open. Friends of the Library selling memberships $25 (Business), $10 (Family), $5 (Individual) and Memorial Bricks $100

Huddleston Farmhouse Reopening as National Heritage Site

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huddleston farmhouse, cambridge city indiana

Photo Courtesy of IndianaLandmarks.org

Cambridge City, IN—Indiana Landmarks will reopen its 1841 Huddleston Farmhouse in September with an entire floor of new exhibits focused on the historic National Road, from the pioneer era to the present.

The Huddleston Farmhouse is on the National Road (U.S.40) at the eastern edge of Cambridge City. The new exhibits will debut on September 10 with a free open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. held in conjunction with Cambridge City’s Canal Days festival. The open house will feature refreshments and live music from the Peach Pickers.

The Huddleston Farmhouse has been closed for two years as the exhibits were being developed and the ground floor of the house prepped for the installation. The exhibits tell the 200-year story of the National Road from its start in Cumberland, Maryland in 1806 through Indiana in mid-1820s, to its end in Vandalia, Illinois.

The new exhibits allow visitors to hear from a covered wagon traveler about the conditions on the road, the food they ate, and where they found lodging. Visitors will experience the road surfaces over time, from a bumpy mud track dotted with tree stumps to brick, concrete, and the current asphalt.

Children can try out the straw-filled mattress like the ones pioneers used on the floor of the travelers’ kitchens. At an interactive wall-sized map, visitors can click on places from Maryland to Illinois to learn more about sites to visit on the National Road today. A simulation allows tourists to drive along the road viewing important National Road landmarks, including those lost, save and endangered.

The National Road Heritage Site at Huddleston Farmhouse promotes public awareness of one of the first significant national engineering achievements in American transportation and its role in nineteenth and twentieth Century American society and culture.

Indiana Landmarks received a National Scenic Byways Grant to create the new exhibits, which were produced by Split Rock Studios in collaboration with Ball State University’s Department of Telecommunications and the Indiana National Road Association. The project also received support from private donors across the state.

The Huddleston Farmhouse played an integral role in early National Road travel. The Huddleston family converted the ground floor of the house, barn and yard to cater to pioneers on the road. From 1841 to 1853, travelers stabled and fed animals and took shelter in the ground floor of the farmhouse, using the hearths there to cook meals and buying supplies from a general store. The main floor of the house depicts the Huddleston family’s living quarters.

For more information on the National Road Heritage Site at Huddleston Farmhouse, contact J.P. Hall, Indiana Landmarks’ Eastern Regional Office 317.822.7937, jphall@indianalandmarks.org.


Public Art Locations Announced for The Festival of the Arts

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Pete's Corner Cafe Depot District Mural - 2010

The Festival of the Arts announces the mural and sculpture projects that will be created this summer for this year’s competition.  Formerly called the Festival of Murals, sculptures have been included this year to add a new medium of public art to Wayne County, Indiana.

The designs of the proposed works will be displayed on Monday, July 25 at Lamplight Inn at the Leland, 900 S. A St. in Richmond, Indiana.  The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along with a reception to meet the artists from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Murals will be painted at the following locations:

Greensfork

Happy Days Records by Ron Deane, formerly of Richmond

Kid’s Territory by Mark Gardner of Centerville

Cambridge City

On the Canal Wall by Carly Mattingly Dee, formerly of Cambridge City

Richmond

Dils Building, 416 N. 10th and D St. by Diana Toschlog of Richmond

Knollenberg’s, 809 E.  Main St. by Jon Terzini of Richmond

Readmore Cafe 900 E. Main St. by Charles Guess of Richmond

Skateboard Park in Glen Miller by Miguel Villaneuva of Richmond

Roger Richert property, 310 N. 8th St. by Pamela Bliss of Indianapolis

Sculptures will be created for the following locations:

Richmond

Veteran’s War Memorial area by George Stallings of Richmond

Glen Miller Park Playground by Dayle Lewis

Private property, 1884 Reservoir Rd also by Dayle Lewis

Glen Miller Park by Joe Thompson of Centerville

Ghyslain Chocolatier, 416 N. 10th St. by Brandon McFadden of Milton

Firehouse BBQ and Blues, 400 N. 8th St. by Tom Broyles of Greensfork and Rick Bolen of Pershing

Some of the works have already began and the public can watch the progress.  Some of the sculptures will be created at another location and set at their location by August 28.  The date and information for the public to vote on their favorite mural and sculpture will be announced at the end of August.

FOTA is hosted this year by the Neighborhood Services Clearinghouse Association.  Awards and events have been made possible by grants and donations from the Wayne County Foundation, the Economic Growth Group of Richmond, First Bank Richmond, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Jetmore, Bawa and Hirons, Wayne Bank and Trust, and Warm Glow Candle Co., Sherwin Williams and Airworx Co. of Indianapolis.

Maps and information of the proposed works will be available at each location mentioned and at the Richmond City Building and  Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau.  Maps are also online at www.waynefestivalofthearts.com or sent by email to info@waynefestivalofthearts.com.  Sign up for the email list for ongoing information or call 317.696.7349.

Where’s YOUR Fireworks?

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With the holiday weekend upon us, the buzz around Wayne County is sizzling with talk about which fireworks displays to go see this weekend.

If you can’t get enough of the excitement in the air as the night sky blazes in glory to celebrate America’s birthday,  then Wayne County is the place to be!

With a different show every night, you can get your fill of 4th of July Fireworks.  Start off Friday night in Fountain City, then Richmond on Saturday afternoon for fun, music and good food.  Cambridge City is continuing their 175th Anniversary on Sunday as they light up the night sky.   Hagerstown will be wrapping up the fun-filled holiday weekend on Monday night.

For more information, including specific locations,  Click Here for GWC Events Calendar.

Keystone Cops and City Wide Yard Sales…Cambridge City Celebrates 175 Years

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By Karole Passmore

If you haven’t been to Cambridge City yet to celebrate their Anniversary of 175 years, there is still plenty to enjoy from now until Sunday, July 3rd.

Keystone cops are beating the streets through the day, looking for makeup and facial hair vilolators who are missing their “get out of jail” buttons, through Friday.

Starting tomorrow, city-wide yard sales begin and will run through Saturday.  For the avid yard salers this is the place to be.   Also on Saturday the Golay Center, as you enter Cambridge City, will host a “Museum” for the 175th Celebration.  Displays will be filled with memorabilia from residents and others shared for this special occasion.  On the same day, the center will house the cake decorating contest. 

And as always the wonderful antique shops will be open for business as well as  unique places to dine.  Lumpy’s is a great place to catch a sumptuous breakfast or lunch and the Pour House has wonderful homemade sandwiches, pies, cakes and other goodies (including their well-known fudge).

Sunday celebrations will include food and music throughout the day,  and a fireworks display in Creitz Park in Cambridge City at dusk.  A short drive from surrounding Wayne County towns, be sure to make it over and let the town know how much they are appreciated.

Cambridge City Celebration Hosts A Day Of Open Air Art

Benny Kenworthy painting the historic Vinton House

Benny Kenworthy painting the historic Vinton House

Saturday, June 25, was a great day to be in Cambridge City for the 175th Anniversary of their founding.  There were up to 20 artists set up all about town painting/drawing with different mediums and creating wonderfully creative pieces.

Many sang the praises of Bess Sturgis who organized the art portion of the celebration.  Look below for some of the artists and their work. (to see all the artists you can click to go to Go Wayne County’s Facebook site).  Judging began at 2:30 and the winner was to be announced at around 4:30.   The winner of this competition is listed at the end of this article.

Don’t miss the rest of the week’s celebrations.  Today includes the interactive walk through the Riverside Cemetery to meet some famous folks from the past.

Next week will be keystone cops around town putting people in jail who are not wearing their buttons and many more events and activities.  We will keep you updated each day at GoWayneCounty.com.

Ron Mack using oils to paint building 13 on Main Street, Cambridge City

Marilyn Witt using pastels to create her piece

See more visitors from the past in period clothing today during the tour of the Riverside Cemetery.  Jerry Mattheis and his wife Phyllis, who submitted articles for Go Wayne County in print and online for the celebration, toured the town in their garb yesterday.

Jerry Mattheis, in period clothing, stands behind Katherine Mote Shumaker as she uses acrylic for her piece

Diana Yount capturing the allure of the Overbeck home in pastels, also creating from the view was Lynn Johnstone who drew a crowd of children as she created on a tree stump (see her picture on Facebook)

And the winner is

The winner of the “Mick Fowler Cash Purchase Award” commemorating the “Cambridge City 175th Anniversary Celebration” is Betsy Davis of Carthage Indiana.

Her painting of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church will become part of the Cambridge City Public Library History Room Collection.