Fireworks In Wayne County….What a Blast!

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fireworks 2Richmond Annual Fireworks Display & Freedom Jam

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

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

Where:    Creitz Park, Cambridge City, Indiana

Fountain City Fireworks Display

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

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.

 

Today at the Fair…Corey Cox, Fireworks and more!

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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.

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Corey Cox performs live tonight at the 4H Fair, Wayne County

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!

fireworks 2And tonight at dusk….Fireworks!!  Bring a chair, grab some great Fair food and enjoy! 

We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!

First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.

Chanticleer String Quartet Announces Their Summer Schedule

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Be a Blood Donor at the 4H Fair and Save a Life!

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Back again this year, an opportunity to donate blood and save a life at the Wayne County 4H Fair, 2014.  See below for details on how to sign up.  Please share this post with your friends and family so we can get as many donors out as possible!

BLOOD DRIVE

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Continues This Week

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shakespeare festival pic from civic theatre in USA today

Picture contributed by Richmond Civic Theatre and used by USA Today

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.

A Taste of What’s Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

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Wayne County 4-H FAIR

June 21-28, 2014

Richmond, Indiana

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Phillip Fox Band playing live at Wayne County 4H Fair on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage

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

Pork McElhinny 4h Fairgrounds

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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 This Saturday: During Taste of Italy

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Best Tasting & Best Stand Contests

391This Saturday, May 10, 2014,  young entrepreneurs will set up “shop” in the Depot District during Taste of Italy.

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.

396To 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.

“Spark A Dream” Workshop for Lemonade Day & Upcoming Events

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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.

IMG_0883Of course, the Lemonhead will be there for autographs and pictures! (bring your cameras).   And it looks like the weather will cooperate to make it a great day!

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.

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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.

 

 

Wayne County 4H Fair 2014: Save The Date

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Phillip Fox Band

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.

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Pork McElhinny

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!

Easter “Hoppenings” Around Wayne County

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easter bunny real

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

Veachs 2014 LEGO Day Contest Rules

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.