Centerville Library Hosts Several Events In March 2014

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Looking for things to do to overcome that stir-crazy feeling?   Centerville Library has lots of ideas for fun while we wait for Spring to appear.  See below: (2 pages)

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Kash for Kearimi – Benefit Extravaganza





Submitted by: Stephanie Sherwood

Kearimi Redmond, a 24 year old mother of 2 in Centerville, IN who is battling thyroid cancer. Kearimi is the daughter of Richard and Terri Redmond of Centerville. Her maternal grandparents are Tom and Betty Tash of Richmond.

We will be holding a benefit for her this coming Sunday, September 29th from 1 PM to 6 PM in Centerville, IN at Maplewood Park & Centerville Christian Church. This benefit will include a car, truck and bike show, cookout, bake sale, auctions, 50/50 drawings, music, activities for kids, vendor booths, etc.

We are requesting donations from local businesses to be used in the auctions.

We (Centerville First Baptist Church) want to get the word out about the event. We want (non-food) vendors to set up their booths. We will be doing the food booth and bake sale. We need cars, trucks and motorcycles to come for the show. And most importantly, we want people to come out to help raise money for Kearimi and her family.

I just received a text at 4:20 PM that they were starting her surgery to reconstruct her neck and remove her voicebox.

Any and all help to spread the word about this event is much appreciated.

You can “like” her page on Facebook, “Friends and Family for Kearimi Redmond”. It will also route you to the event page for this event.

Feel free to contact me, Stephanie Sherwood, at (765) 960-5465, if you have any questions.

I do work during the day so please leave a voicemail if you don’t reach me and I will call you back.

ABC Preschool and Childcare in Centerville, IN is where Kearimi’s mom is Director.
Phone calls can also be directed to the preschool. (765) 855-1513

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 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



Historic Centerville’s Quilt/Needlework Show PSA


Submitted by Myra Baldwin
Historic Centerville will be having its annual Quilt and Needlework Show on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 from 10 – 5 each day. We will be accepting projects on Tuesday, August 20, from 3 – 6:30 at the Mansion House  214 E Main Street in Centerville.

Those who would like to donate items for the flea market should bring those items on Tuesday as well.  Books, patterns, magazines, fabric, etc., that are collecting dust will help us with this fund raiser for the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion House property which includes the Salisbury Court House.  Projects will be picked up at 5:30 on Saturday.

Also on Saturday will be “Artists on the Green” where local artists will be demonstrating their specialty in the court yard next to the Mansion House.

Admission is $3.  For more information call Myra Baldwin at 765-977-5605.

Centerville Library: Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading 2013 (Dig Into Reading)

There’s still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!!! (see poster below)

 All ages are encouraged to participate and everyone gets a prize just for signing up! Babies and parents can earn prizes by reading and doing activities like singing and coloring together. Kids can earn prizes by reading and participating in other events like storytimes and family nights. Teens can earn prizes by reading, tweeting, and downloading music.

Adults can earn tickets for a chance to win gift certificates from all over Wayne County with every book they read. This summer, let us help you “Dig into reading.” The library now has a handicapped accessible front door with an automatic opener. Great for strollers too. Thank you to Brian’s Glass and Mirror for their wonderful service.

Free Family Bowling: Tuesday, July 9th from 3-5 pm at Richmond 40 Bowl!

Join us, along with Morrisson-Reeves Library, for a free game of bowling with your family, including free shoe rental, just bring a canned good for each person participating.

Shhhhhh!!! The Jones Reading Room is now the Quiet Room. Now you can read and study in peace.

Storytime is Back! Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 10:30-11am. All ages welcome! Crafts and Activities: Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 11am-4pm. All ages welcome!

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Historic Centerville Garden Tour 2013


gardentour2013Historic Centerville is hosting its 4th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 14 from 11 – 4.  This year’s gardens are in the Cambridge City area and all are in Wayne County.  Tickets may be purchased for $7 each at the Mansion House, 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the tour.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Historic Centerville and mailed to Historic Centerville, Box 73  Centerville, IN 47330.  Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the order.  Tickets will be mailed the week of the garden tour.  We will need advance ticket orders by Friday, July 5.

There will be an ice cream social during the tour each day from 12 – 5 at the Mansion House.   There will be home made pies, ice cream, and a drink for $4.50.   Ala Carte items include a piece of pie for $2.50, ice cream for $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.   A free drink is included with the purchase of a tour ticket on tour days.  The public is invited to the ice cream social.

Proceeds from the tour and the ice cream social will go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House and the Salisbury Court House.  If there are any questions, call Ruth Bane 855-5450  or Myra Baldwin  977-5605.

An Amazing Weekend With So Many Options For Fun In Wayne County

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Do you like live music?  How about magic?  Want to take in a live musical by local actors and vocalists?   Do you have a child who loves the American Girl Dolls? You can enjoy all these and more this weekend.

To get a full run-down you can visit our calendar.  But here are some of the highlights:

Live Music: 

e street pubTonight

Little Sheba’s will host “The Singing Fireman” Brian Benedict at 6:30 p.m.

Moment’s Notice will be playing at Common Grounds Coffee House at 7:00 p.m. (jazz)

Tomorrow Night:

Little Sheba’s will host Sean Lamb at 6:30 p.m.

E Street Pub will feature “So Sayeth” & Jawspread starting at 8:00 p.m.


travis sims magicianTomorrow at 4th Floor Blues as part of the InConcert series magician Travis Sims of “Extreme Entertainment” will entertain both children and adults.  For children there are two shows at 3:30 and 5:30.  Tickets are 5.00 for the kids shows.  And then for the adults you can get tickets for shows following in the evening.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets for the adult show are 15.00.  A local magician will perform prior to Drew’s appearance.  Food will be available for the kids shows and an open bar for the adults later at the evening show.  Contact Maria Mitrione’s for more information.  Proceeds benefit 11 non-profits in Wayne County.

Live Theatre:

beauty and the beastBeauty And The Beast by the RHS Players both Saturday night and Sunday.  See poster for more information.

American Girl: Kit Kittridge

On Saturday, at the Centerville Public Library, you can make someone very happy by taking them to see a program that is centered around one of the favorite American Girl Dolls and her life.  This event is from 2-4 p.m. and free to the public.


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


Holiday Running…In Wayne County

Hopefully you all will have your clothes one, unlike this group of obviously very warm-blooded runners

Hopefully you all will have your clothes on, unlike this group of obviously very warm-blooded runners

If you are an avid runner then you already know the schedule of runs/walks for this season.  But if you are a budding runner/walker then you may not know about the two that occur this time of year.  So here’s the scoop:


Easter Seals Turkey Chase 7K

At Centerville HS,  November 17, (today) at 1:00 p


Easter Seals Frostbite 5K

at Glen Miller Park December 1, 2012, 2 pm (come early to register)



Wayne County Trick or Treat Times 2012

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SATURDAY, October 27

Boston – 6-7 p.m.

MONDAY, October 29

Safety Village 5-7 p.m.


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.

Archway Days Best Attended In Years: A Special Thank You


Submitted by Myra Baldwin

Thanks From Historic Centerville

Our Quilt and Needlework Show during Archway Days was the best attended in a long time and could not have been done without the support of many people.
A special thanks goes to all who brought their projects for us to display. We had more needlework this year than in the past and the quilts submitted were beautiful.
There were volunteers without whose help we could not have had such a great show. Thanks to Dorothy Brasier, Alberta Conner, Karen Jones, Ruth Bane, and Debbie Grimme (MainSource Bank) for volunteering their time to take tickets, supervise the flea market, and answer questions.
The Board from Historic Centerville who hung the quilts – Paul Elstro, Ruth Bane, Charlie Bane, and Charlie Weise worked very hard. These people put the quilts on the rods and spent the evening on ladders to make the quilts look as great as they did.
The flea market went very well. Many attendees found some great bargains there. A special thanks to all those who donated items to be sold.There were crafters in the side yard making the day more enjoyable for many.
Carolyn Lafever, Wayne County Historian, created several interesting displays in the Salisbury Court House. The antique quilts there added a special touch to the event.
We are looking forward to another great quilt show next year.
Myra Baldwin
Historic Centerville

Historic Centerville’s Annual Quilt & Needlework Show

Quilt picture submitted by Myra Baldwin

Quilt picture submitted by Myra Baldwin

Submitted by Myra Baldwin

Historic Centerville’s Annual Quilt and Needlework Show

will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Projects will be turned in on Tuesday, August 21, from 3 – 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 and all monies go toward the restoration and maintenance of The Mansion House property and The Old Salisbury Court House. The Mansion House is located at 214 E Main Street in Centerville.
We encourage those in the community who make garments, crochet, knit, embroider, or create through needlework in any way to submit items for display.
There will be a quilter’s/crafter’s flea market so if you have patterns, books, magazines, fabric, or other items that others might want, and you would like to get rid of,  bring them on Tuesday, August 21, from 3 – 6:30 p.m. We will price items for the flea market,  and the money will go in with the admission price for the many projects (new roof – $8,000 and chinking/maintenance of the Court House – $13,000) we are in need of completing in order to prevent deterioration of these structures.
Call Myra Baldwin at 977-5605 with any questions you may have. Arrangements can be made to pick up and return items if the date/time are not suitable for you.
We appreciate your support of this community project.
Myra Baldwin
Historic Centerville

Gardens in Bloom

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This will be the topic of conversation at one of the properties

Historic Centerville’s annual Garden & Home tour will be on Saturday, July 7, from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 8, from 11 – 4. Tickets will be purchased at the Mansion House, 214 E Main Street, for $7 on the day of the tour. There are 5 properties for “tourists” to enjoy.

Clara G. Whitman-Parett of God’s Earth Pottery will have her work displayed for sale in the Mansion House. This would be a good opportunity to pick up a unique gift. She is a local potter who lives and works in the Centerville Community.

Isaac Baldwin will have his hand made wooden yard art on sale at one of the properties. He will be taking orders for the arbors he has on display. There will be a deposit at the time of purchase with the balance being due upon delivery. He will also have some cash & carry items such as trellises. He will also visit your property to measure for a custom arbor if desired.

We are pleased to have our first Ice Cream Social during the Tour from 1 – 5 each day of the Tour. There will be home-made pies, ice cream, and drinks available for attendees to enjoy. Pie/ice cream/drink will be $4.50. Pie alone will be $2.50; ice cream only will be $2.00, and drinks will be $1.00—all proceeds will go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion property and the Salisbury Court House.  “Tourists” will receive a free lemonade or iced tea with tour ticket and purchase of food.

Please join us for the Ice Cream Social whether you plan to go on the Garden/Home Tour or not. It will help fund the many projects going on at the Mansion House property.

If you would be willing to donate a home made pie or help serve during the Ice Cream Social let Ruth Bane (855-5450) or Myra Baldwin (977-5605) know.

Looking Back at Historic Centerville’s Garden & Home Tour

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This will be the topic of conversation at one of the properties

Submitted by:  Myra Baldwin
Historic Centerville

Historic Centerville’s third annual Garden Tour will be Saturday July 7, 9-4 and Sunday July 9, 11-4.   This year we have added an ice cream social for the tour attendees and the community from 1-5 each day at the Mansion House.   Tickets for the tour are $7.00. Ticket will be sold the day of the tours at the Mansion House in Centerville, 214 E. Main Street, Centerville, IN.

Ruth Bane and I are both members of Historic Centerville, Inc.  The Mansion House and the Salisbury log courthouse (Wayne County’s first courthouse) are in need of repairs and preservation.  We are always looking for ways to fund these projects.  I suggested a Garden Tour and Ruth was ready to try it, so off we went to look at gardens, talk to the owners and get our first tour arranged – 3 years ago.  There are so many people who were willing to help with this when we explained to them what the money would be used for.

Current projects for Historic Centerville are the Mansion House roof, a cost of about $8,000.  Preservation and repair of the log courthouse will be about $13,000. The Wayne County Foundation and others have contributed to the projects, but there is still a lot of money to be raised.

Carolyn Lafever, Wayne County Historian, stepped in to help us about a year ago. She has been instrumental in getting grants, preserving and cataloging the many historical items in the Mansion House and making the Mansion House more accessible to the community. We recently had 140 fourth graders come to tour the Mansion House to learn its history and the role it played in our community.

The Quilt Show during Archway Days is another fund raiser and the money goes toward funding the many repair and maintenance needs at the property.  There is now an office in the Mansion House, a lighted sign in the side yard and new arrangements for collections of various historical items.  Soon you will be able to tell when the Mansion House and Log Courthouse are open by the “OPEN” flag at the front door.

This year we have added an ice cream social to the tour. Along with the ice cream will be fruit-of-the-season, home baked pies and drinks.  The whole package of pie, ice cream and drink will be $4.50.  If a tour ticket is purchased, a free drink of lemonade or iced tea comes with the food purchase.  Food will be served in the Mansion House and seating will be in the dining room or on the porch. The community is invited to the Ice Cream Social whether or not they tour the gardens.

Special thanks go to all who have worked so hard to get their properties ready for this year’s tour.  Centerville is a wonderful community with people who will devote time and effort to promoting Centerville’s history and the significance of the Mansion House and the Salisbury log courthouse.  We welcome new members to Historic Centerville and appreciate the support we have received.

Hike Yourself Healthy 2012 is Almost Here!

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Submitted by: Cope Environmental Center, Centerville, IN 

Hike Yourself Healthy 2012 is right around the corner! Our goal with this program is to get people OUTSIDE and appreciating the environment while developing a healthy habit.  A few quick details: This year, in honor of CEC’s 20th anniversary, we are challenging the community to walk 20,000 miles! Walk, run or hike ANYWHERE outdoors this summer, then log your miles online at It’s simple!

Program runs Memorial Day-Labor Day 2012

The website is up and running ( and ready for you to visit. Remember, however, that you will not be able to log miles until Memorial Day (unless you participated in Relay for Life- you can count that time!).

City Fit, a city-wide health extravaganza on June 11th at Glen Miller Park, will be another great time to get some early Hike Yourself Healthy minutes in! Stop by the CEC booth while you’re there to sign up or just say hello!

If you are participating as a group (business or otherwise), and you would like to have a meter on the Hike Yourself Healthy website, just let us know! It’s a great way for your group to see that they are making progress. Remember, the top business or group (highest average minutes) gets prizes, too!

Prizes this year include: massages from Therapeutic Solutions, CEC gear, a pool party, local gift certificates, energy efficient light bulbs, meals from great Richmond restaurants and more! Remember, you don’t have to WIN the whole thing to get prizes! We draw names weekly from the pool of active
participants and hand out door prizes often!

If you set a goal, we can help hold you to it! Simply include your summer-long goal when you sign up and we’ll try to keep you motivated along the way. Remember, set goals for quality time spent outdoors with your kids or other children in your life. We’ll help you with that one, too.

So how do you sign up? Once Memorial Day is here, log your first minutes at It’s that easy!

Want to support this program and other educational efforts at CEC? Become a partner! Your gift of $100+ will get your name out to hundreds of local health-enthusiasts and support environmental education at the same time. We have great benefits for our supporters, so email Alison at if you’re interested in learning more.