If you are like us…we just love a good festival. And the annual Oktoberfest in the Depot District never disappoints! Packed with great German food and drinks in the beer garden, live music, activities for the kids at Richmond Furniture Gallery and so much more.
The members of the Depot group really know how to organize a great festival that gets bigger every year. (We even have family coming from out of town to enjoy the experience). So pass the word…it’s tomorrow!
Moving Sale…Bon Voyage!
So one of the nicer things about having a family-run website is that we get to post things like this.
I’ve written for the site for about four years now and have posted over 600 blog posts and have never thought of promoting something personal. But I just remembered–we can do that.
We’d like to ask you all to support our wonderful niece and great niece in their long awaited dream which is now a reality–moving to California. Kaitlin is graduating from the radiology program at Reid this week and in just a couple of weeks will be heading for California.
We are so proud of all her hard work and dedication towards her education and her plans to move. She must have been born a “California girl” because after her first visit there –it was in her blood. And then meeting her fiancé was a bonus. We do have a lot to offer here in Wayne County, but for those like Kaitlin who long for the ocean and sun–it’s a great fit.
This Sunday is a big Moving Sale to help them along their way and to lighten their load (they are packing all they need in a car). So if you want some great deals on furniture, clothes, books, lamps, just about anything–you won’t want to miss this sale!
And you’ll be helping with a great adventure that has been a long time in coming for Kaitlin and Ella (and Christopher). The sale is at 3585 Pleasant View Rd, this Sunday from 1-3 p.m.(also the address of Yellow Kitty Hair Salon–another family plug). We hope to see you there from 1-3 p.m. and make sure you congratulate our girl on a job well done!
This weekend crowds will gather at Richmond Civic Theatre to celebrate their 500th show and to enjoy the cast and characters from Shrek the musical.
By all reports through social media, tickets are selling out fast. So be sure to order your tickets online or you can visit the box office. (box office hours are: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm).
The excitement is mounting for opening night which is tomorrow, August 15, 2014. The show will run for two weekends, with matinees on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Shaw, who will play the part of Shrek, has had a pivotal role as well in making this a community event. Shrektacular was a big hit with kids and adults and was a great way to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Cast members entertained crowds with songs from the show in their bright green Shrek t-shirts, and kids walked around with green Shrek ears.
Ryan shared that he is thrilled to have gotten this role, and after 14 years in Civic Theatre and dozens of shows Shaw adds that “Shrek is becoming my favorite show.”
Other members of the cast include Jeremy Williams, who will play Shrek’s sidekick “Donkey”, and Regina Branigan who will portray Fiona. There will also be several children playing parts including Emerson Cozart who will be the Gingerbread Man.
With all the great talent from acting to professional make-up artists and backstage crews, this is bound to be a very special performance. Break a leg! To all the cast and crew. We can’t wait!
is an awards ceremony which honors people at four levels (national, local, alumni and philanthropist) who have made a significant positive impact on the lives of youth.
Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders
This year’s national honoree is Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders. The first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, Brown has helped over 5 million children as a mentor and educator. “In 1995, Brown became the National Chairman of Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the related 9-1-1 for Kids.” These efforts have helped children and teens through mentoring and educational programs.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Catalyst includes both a dinner and auction on September 25, 2014, 5:30-9:00pm at Forest Hills Country Club. The cost is $100 for individuals $700 for a table of eight. For reservations call 765-939-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond IN.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, August 16th is National Model Aviation Day. The Hagerstown, IN RC Club is celebrating by hosting a Fun Fly from 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM at the Hagerstown Airport. NMA is a radio control flying day event to teach others about the hobby whether you’re just interested, a new R/C Pilot, or a well-seasoned RC Pilot.
We will have open flying for all AMA members and open racing on our Radio Control car dirt track. There will also be a “tailgate swap meet” so bring anything you want to sell or trade. Free raffle prizes from hobby shops and great kids’ activities including NASA paper rockets and AMA model airplanes.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Food and t-shirts will be available to purchase to help support the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. Food, Flying, Racing and more. Visit our Facebook page at Hagerstown Indiana RC Club for more info or directions to the event. (see flyer below)
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.
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.