Here is your chance to enjoy music by seasoned and talented musicians…for Free! See below for details.
Lauralee Hites, InCONCERT
We are excited to announce our 9th annual Blast at the Underpass outdoor concert series. The Blast at the Underpass is InCONCERT’s signature event. We have been hosting this event year after year in the Depot District to celebrate July 4th. Please share with your readers this community event.
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
visiting firstname.lastname@example.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.
May 12 is a day off on the Reds’ schedule.
They play homes games on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and Tuesday against the San
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.
Previous hosts of the golf event have included college basketball coaches Steve Alford of
UCLA and Mike Brey of Notre Dame, legendary NBA coach Del Harris and NBA player Ken
Barlow, and NCAA football stars Tony Rice, Pat Terrell and Allen Pickett from Notre Dame.
Wernle CEO Darrell Gordon was a starting linebacker on the 1988 Notre Dame football team,
the last Irish squad to win the championship.
Click Here for Team and Sponsorship Information
The Joining Community Forces Meetings are for any and all to attend to network and find out more about military, veterans and their families and their needs and how you may be involved in helping. It is a networking meeting. This month we will feature a special Speaker and Author, Andrea Carlile, wife who wrote a book about her and her husband’s experiences with PTSD. Andrea is from Anderson, IN See details below.
Wayne County Joining Community Forces
Indiana University East
Andrea Carlile, Wife of an American Service Member
And Author of: “The War that Came Home”
A story of how PTSD affects not just the soldier but the family as well.
When: Friday January 17, 2013
Where: Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd , Richmond, IN,
We will be in the Community Room in Whitewater Hall.
Time: 12:00 Noon
Bring your lunch and enjoy Andrea’s story and the opportunity of networking with other businesses and organizations that serve your community and military families. Learn more about JCF meetings, and how you can help. Our meeting is across from the dining hall so you may pick up lunch there to bring into the meeting if you wish!
We will have a special presentation to some of our community supporters.
For more information and to RSVP please contact:
Rhonda Arnold, Family Assistance Specialist,INNG Family Programs, MPSC (contractor)
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
Second Helpings is a wonderful non-profit that provides free meals and fun games to area schools. GWC would like to express a heart-felt thank you to our own Karole Passmore, founder of Second Helpings, for the wonderful, selfless work she does for Richmond kids and families!
Last summer cookout for Second Helpings is this Sunday, August 25th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Fairview Elementary. They will continue to do special events this Fall and Winter. For more information email Karole Passmore at email@example.com
GoWayneCounty is a proud sponsor of Second Helpings.
The Richmond Family YMCA is hosting it’s 1st Annual Building Strong Kids Golf Scramble on Sunday, July 28th at the Richmond Elks Lodge & Country Club. All proceeds from this event support the scholarships and financial assistance for needy youth and families.Download the flyer and registration page for the event here: 2013 Golf Scramble Brochure
Cost per player: $50 (includes cart, green fee, and lunch)Date: Sunday, July 28thTime: 11:30 am registrations, lunch, & swim; 1:00 pm shotgun startTrophies: Awarded to contest winners and winning team!Just Lunch: $5 per personFamily Swim: $5 per family – only for hours of the outing; roughly 11:30 am – 5:00 pm** The Y is still looking for sponsors! If you’re interested in sponsoring the leader board, hole, or mini-hole, please contact me! **Again, all proceeds support the Y!Thanks in advance and send this to all your friends!
The event will include a catered food court and a tour of the Rose Garden. From 9- 9:30 p.m. hot air balloons will be lit on the old Glen Miller Golf Course for everyone to enjoy!
Sponsored by the Petal & Stem Garden Club, proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for future horticulturists or landscapers as well as buying more roses for the garden. The cost is 20.00 prior to the event and 25.00 at the gate. You can buy your tickets ahead at the Visitors Center.
After the devastation and destruction of yesterdays’ tornado in Oklahoma, there is much work to be done. If you are wondering how you can help, there are suggestions below. If you know of other agencies collecting for disasater relief, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post for others to read.
Starting tomorrow, First Bank, in partnership with RMD Patti Insurance and the Wayne County Foundation, will be taking donations for the Red Cross Diasaster Relief Fund for Oklahoma. If you would like to make a donation, you can visit any of the First Bank branches in Wayne County and Shelbyville. All monies collected will be given to the Red Cross to aid in relief to Oklahoma.
The Salvation Army is organizing mobile kitchens capable of serving 2,500 people a day and sending them into the hardest-hit areas in central Oklahoma. You can make a donation here, or make a $10 donation using your phone by texting STORM to 80888.
The American Red Cross has set up shelters in communities across The Plains. You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster relief fund here, or make a $10 donation using your phone by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
If you’re searching for a missing friend or relative or are within the disaster region and want to let folks know you’re OK, visit the Red Cross Safe and Well site.
Again, if you are aware of other efforts locally or nationally to help with the disaster relief in Oklahoma, please comment below.
Registrations are pouring into the office of Reid Hospital Foundation as they prepare for their fourth annual ReidRide. The event invites cyclists from the region to bring families, friends and co-workers for a 22-mile ride around Wayne County.
“ReidRide is a great way to fulfill our mission, get people moving and support healthy lifestyles,” said Foundation Director Jason Troutwine. “We have people of all fitness levels come out for the Ride and realize an accomplishment they will talk about all year.”
One such rider is 76-year-old Mary Bockover. After triple bypass heart surgery less than a year ago, Mary is already training for her second ReidRide…and telling her story all over town. If she can do ReidRide, anyone can.
“I would encourage all older people to do ReidRide,” Bockover said. “I’m just thrilled I can do it again this year!”
In addition to the community wellness initiative, ReidRide raises funds for another cause – Shoes for Kids. This Reid program takes proceeds from the Ride and purchases over 2,500 pairs of shoes for underprivileged children in the region.
“The shoe distributions are some of the most humbling experiences,” Troutwine said. “We have children come with the soles of their shoes duct taped. Others are amazed the shoes actually match. It is truly an important community effort.”
The cost to ride is ten dollars, and every registration purchases a pair of shoes. “The more people we can involve in ReidRide, the more shoes we can distribute,” said Foundation Board Member Lee Elzemeyer.
The Ride begins at Reid Hospital and heads south on Chester Boulevard. Connecting via North A and Main Streets, riders will head to Centerville on US 40. After a half-way stop at Centerville Christian Church, riders head north on Centerville Road to Webster and catch the Cardinal Greenway back to Industries Road and Reid.
Online registration and additional information is available at ReidRide.org.
The Reid Ride is Saturday, July 28th
WAYNE COUNTY FOUNDATION TO AWARD UP TO $150,000
IN MULTIPLE CHALLENGE MATCH GRANTS
The Wayne County Foundation has announced a matching-grant opportunity for selected organizations in the county as part of its Challenge Match Program. The one-to-one match offers the possibility of generating $300,000 or more for non-profits in the Wayne County community. It is specifically designed to help organizations cultivate new donors and encourage increased giving from current contributors.
The open call for proposals seeks ideas that will encourage philanthropy throughout the community. The initiatives can be specific projects or programs, or represented in the form of general operating support.
Organizations may apply individually; charitable groups that are not qualified charities must partner with an organization that is. Any charitable not-for-profit organization, school, or government agency in Wayne County is eligible to apply.
A Foundation-supplied cover sheet, a two page summary of the project which includes a plan for raising the matching funds, and a one page summary of the organization’s 2012 operating budget must be submitted to the Foundation by August 16 at 4 p.m. The organizations that put forward the most promising plans will be selected to participate in the Challenge Match Program to be held from October 29 to November 9.
“We know similar campaigns have been extremely successful in other communities,”
said Steve Borchers, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “We hope to create an opportunity for the organizations to raise significant additional dollars in support of their programs, new initiatives, and/or operational support. Moreover, we hope that it will engage the community.”
The Challenge Match Program is one feature of a larger set of changes to the Foundation’s grant making program. A new emphasis to better align the Foundation’s regular, competitive grantmaking cycles with its mission of improving the quality of life and enhancing the spirit of community was implemented earlier this year.
Representatives of organizations interested in submitting a proposal are invited to attend an information meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Innovation Center in Richmond. More information may also be obtained by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.waynecountyfoundation.org, contacting Andrea Stuckey at Andrea@waynecountyfoundation.org, or by calling 765/962-1638.