Easter “Hoppenings” Around Wayne County

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Happy Easter!

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.

Happy Easter!

Wernle Annual Golf Event: Become a Sponsor

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Wernle Coaches for Kids Golf Classic - Sponsorship and Team Information_Page_1There’s a special treat coming up in Richmond for golfers and lovers of the Cincinnati Reds.   A veteran pitcher and the speediest young player in Major League Baseball will take part on Monday, May 12, in the annual Wernle Coaches for Kids golf event.  Golfers will have the opportunity to meet pitcher Mat Latos and rookie outfielder Billy Hamilton during the event at Forest Hills Country Club.

To sign up as sponsor or a team, contact Marci or Jodi at Wernle by calling (765) 939-4575 or by contacting: development@wernle.org. Individual golfers can sign up, too.

The event also will include an auction that will feature lots of sports-related memorabilia. Latos has won 14 games in each of the last two seasons, while Hamilton is considered one of the speediest players ever in the game.

The annual event is one of the top fund-raisers each year for the Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center. Wernle has served children of need in Richmond and the region for 135 years. It can house, treat, supervise and educate 75 young men at one time. A girls program is starting soon on a campus that has expanded with new and renovated buildings.

Shakespeare Film Festival at Morrisson Reeves

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For more details about this event including movie titles and dates, you can visit the MRL events calender at http://www.mrlinfo.org/events.html.  More information on the Richmond Shakespeare Festival can be found at: Richmondshakespearefestival.org.

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Veach’s Host Annual Lego Competition In March, 2014

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Read below for more details including rules and age groups for the competition.  Share with all your Lego friends- young and old!

Veachs 2014 LEGO Day Contest Rules

Zach Attack Blood Drive: Donate Blood Save A Life At First Bank

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Zach Attack flyer

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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Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2014

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Dr. Martin luther king picThere are several opportunities to be inspired by the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we observe Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 20, 2014.

Barbara Cross to speak at Townsend Center 

Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:00 a.m.,  Barbara Cross will be speaking at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast at  at Townsend Center in Richmond.  Barbara moved to Birmingham Alabama as a child in 1962 when her father was called to be a pastor at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  In 1963 their church was bombed, while she sat in her Sunday School class, and four little girls were killed that day.

Barbara has been a guest on Montel and Oprah along with many other speaking engagements.  She also appeared along with her father in Spike Lee’s oscar-nominated documentary “4 Little Girls”.   For breakfast reservations and more information contact: Sheila Armstead at 765-973-8534.  Cost for the breakfast is 10.00/person.

Luncheon Speaker

Barbara Cross will also be speaking at the Townsend Community Center’s Martin Luther King Day Salad Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m ., sponsored by IU East and Ivy Tech.   Townsend is located at 855 N. 12th Street, Richmond IN.    Local talent will also perform during this event.

Earlham College Hosts:

Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: “The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Leaders Chose to Forget”

mlk dr gwendolyn zoharah simmonsJanuary 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., according to the Earlham events office, their MLK Jr. Day speaker is “Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Assistant Professor of the African American Studies Program and the Department of Religion for the University of Florida. She has a long history in the area of civil rights, human rights and peace work. In her early years, Dr. Simmons was active with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and spent seven years working on voters registration and desegregation activities in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. Dr. Simmons is a recipient of the Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Award.”   This event is open to the public.  Admission is free.  For more information contact the Earlham College Events office.

If you are hosting or know of any further MLK Day events, please post them in the comments below.

Achilles Tenderloin, Bob Dellaposta & Angela Murphy, Todd the Fox @ E Street Pub

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January 3rd at E-Street Pub, 9:30 pm.

Click to see event page for all the details!

Veach’s To Be Featured On The TODAY Show!

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This just in…..

veach's toy story gwc picThis has been a big year for Veach’s, celebrating our 75th year in business, and it’s about to get even bigger!

We recently found out that Veach’s is going to be on the TODAY show* and we’re the recipient of a store makeover project. The big reveal will be this Friday from 3-6pm and we want to invite the Richmond community to come out and see the transformation!

So let’s all get out and show our support for one of the oldest family owned businesses in Wayne County, bringing joy to kids and the community for decades.  Many of us remember our children (and our ourselves) visiting the birthday castle over the years.  And now our favorite toy store is being recognized nationally.  Be there this Friday from 3-6 p.m!

*The TODAY show segment will air in February, more details to come.

Holiday Tea Time at the Wayne County Historical Museum

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Looking for a fun local event for that special someone who loves dolls?  Here is your chance. 

And you can help support the museum at the same time. 

Doll Tea Flyer 2013


News Release From Mayor Sally Hutton: Proclamation

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john f kennedyNews  Release for Immediate Release November 18, 2013




 Richmond,  IN — On Friday,  November 22, 2013, mayors across the country will participate in local events,  issue proclamations and designate that day as a solemn day of remembrance and  reflection as they share what the life and tragic death of President John F.  Kennedy meant to them. 

Mayor Sally  Hutton is pleased to join with the United States Conference of Mayors and  participate in this commemoration. On this day, Mayor Hutton asks for each of us  to think about what we have done to help someone else.  Mayor Hutton urges area churches to  participate and ring their church bells at 12:15 p.m. and then for the entire city to observe a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m.

In the words of  Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, “As the eyes of the world are turning to Dallas in  anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, I am  asking my fellow American mayors to get together to salute the life and legacy of a great President – President Kennedy”.





Maria L.  Beeler Executive Assistant Office of the Mayor 50 North 5th  Street Richmond, IN 47374 Phone: 765-983-7208 Fax: 765-983-7212 mbeeler@richmondindiana.gov

Restaurants Honoring Veterans Thanking Them For Their Service 2013

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Information submitted by John Passmore, 20 year Veteran, retired Army

veteran's day pub domain pictureIf you are a veteran and would like to know which restaurants are honoring you this year, check out the list below.  It is recommended that you call the restaurant or go to their website if you have any questions.  At GoWayneCounty.com, we want to thank you for your service.

Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Champps — On Monday, Nov. 11, Champps will offer a free handcrafted burger with waffle fries to veterans and active duty military.

Chili’s – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, Nov. 11 with the beverage purchase of $1.99.

Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.

Friendly’s – Veterans and active military receive a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Monday, Nov. 11.

Golden Corral – Golden Corral is offering a free dinner on Monday Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.

Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Monday, Nov. 11 when presenting a military ID or wearing a uniform.

Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread on Monday, Nov. 11.

Max and Erma’s – On Monday, Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday, November 10, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu.

O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty servicemembers get a complimentary meal from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.

Olive Garden – On Monday, Nov. 11, all veterans and current servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.

Shoney’s — Shoney’s will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers on Monday, Nov. 11.

Sizzler – Sizzler is offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shelter From The Storm Homeless Shelter Benefit



Join us at Roscoe’s for a night of hot cocoa, art and live music. We’ll be accepting (optional) donations and auctioning art pieces to benefit one or more homeless shelters in the Richmond area.

When:  Friday, November 15, 7-11pm
Where: Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room
What:  5 local music acts - Awareness Music, Jenson, Daddy Issues, Jordan Gross, Achilles Tenderloin – PLUS 10-20 visual artists will be showing their work as well!


From organizer, Joe Augustin:

“As many of you have noted, it’s starting to get pretty cold out. So, some friends and I decided to throw this art/music party thing and raise a little money for Richmond area homeless shelters. If you can come out, or just encourage someone who can, a lot of people would really appreciate it.

We’re going to have a ton of fun. There will be hot drinks, as well as cold drinks and soulful music to warm your hands and ears. We are also accepting original art pieces to auction for the cause.”

Contact Joe Augustin via Facebook if you are an artist looking to support a worthy event!

MTV’s Cast of “The Buried Life” Hosted by HYPE To Speak In Richmond

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Press Release

buriedlife-11x14 coverHYPE Richmond to host MTV’s “The Buried Life” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Richmond, Ind.

HYPE Richmond is thrilled to announce that MTV’s Duncan Penn and Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.

“The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four new 20-something’s – Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn – set out in an old RV to complete a list of ’100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die,’ and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something on their own lists. In mid-2008, MTV’s Revielle’s Howard T. Owens helped the team check off #53: Make a TV show, by capturing the four in a reality show, in real time with no manipulation and no assistance from MTV, except for cameras rolling.”

Two of the founding members of The Buried Life, Penn and Nemtin, will speak about their experiences traveling the globe, crossing off list items, and asking strangers the question “What do you want to do before you die?”.   The discussion will be followed by a meet and great at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $10 in advance and $15 the day of. All ticketing is general admission. Tickets are available online and at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar, Indiana University East Bookstore, Richmond Civic Hall and VanVleet Insurance. For more information, visit gethyperichmond.com/theburiedlife.

Haunted Museum Coming Up This Weekend!!

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The annual “fun and scary but not too scary for little ones” Haunted Museum will start this weekend.  It runs for two weekends.  See below for more details:

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Daniel Reid Day at the Wayne County Museum: This Saturday

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Come support young entrepreneurs as they sell their “wares” for Daniel Reid Day at the Wayne County Historical Museum this Saturday.

Kids from different schools will be selling things like baked goods, crafts and other fun things while learning about business concepts.  So stop in and enjoy this Saturday.

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