Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

blood drive

blood driveDay: Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
Time: 4:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Kuhlman Center
Click here to sign up!
The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors
have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There
are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not
Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.
Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order
to meet the patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.
More questions?
Feel free to contact: Kristine Pierce(kpierce@indianablood.org).

Wayne County Relay for Life This Weekend

relay for life

relay for lifeThe Wayne County Relay for Life is being held this weekend at the Wayne County fairgrounds to raise funds for cancer research and the American Cancer Society.  The 24-hour walking event will begin Saturday morning at 9 AM with a survivor lap, and end Sunday morning at 9 AM.

For more information or to enter, click here.


2nd Annual Cruise In for Critters & Pet Parade!

carshow2015On May 16th, 2nd Chance Animal Rescue we will be having their 2nd annual car show and pet parade. They will have local vendors, food, games, a dunk tank, pie in face, face painting, and raffles in addition to the cars and animals. They will also doing a balloon launch where people can attach letters to their pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge.All money raised will go towards helping more animals find their “furever” homes. The car show and pet parade will take place from 5:30pm-9pm and everyone is welcome!

Download the full flyer here: car show flyer2015

2nd Chance Animal Rescue, is a nonprofit animal shelter – the only no-kill shelter without any paid employees in Wayne County!  They run solely off of donations from the community. Which means every penny they get goes directly towards the care of the animals (medication, shots, spay/neuter, etc.).

Come on and join the fun while helping a wonderful cause!
Additional Details:
They are also holding an adoption event with special adopt prices that day.
Winners of the car show and the best dressed pet will get a trophy.Location: 2905 US 35 North
Rain date: May 23rd

Fright Night in the Depot District


Submitted by: Lauralee Hites

InConcert Host’s Annual Fright Night in the Depot District October 24

Come if you dare to InConcert’s Fright Night in the Depot District on October 24.  This be will be one frighteningly fun Halloween party!  Come enjoy an all you can eat buffet with monster toes, witch’s brew and a lot more, ghoulish drink’s like Vampire’s Kiss, freakishly great music and frightfully fun scavenger hunt in the Depot District.  Bring a team of four to sign up for the Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win cash prizes, bring a carved pumpkin for a chance to win cash prizes and of course, a costume contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! We’ve added new games and activities for this year’s party.

Good Time for a Good Cause
InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, and 100% of the ticket sales for Fright Night in the Depot District will be donated to non-profits.  Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.  Join us for a frightening good time at Fright Night in the Depot District.

What: Fright Night in the Depot District
When: October 24th
Where: 4th Floor Blues Club 923 N E Str. Richmond, Indiana
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00 in advance online www.inconcertrichmond.com or buy at the door $10.00 if in costume, $15.00 if not in costume. (come on…it’s a Halloween party, come dressed up!) 21 and over only.  Includes all you can eat buffet, cash bar available but, is not included in the price of the ticket.

Fright Night in the Depot District Activities
• Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt: Register between 7:00 and 7:30, begins at 8pm. Teams of 4, chance to cash prizes.  Complete details are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com.
• Carved Pumpkin: Bring carved pumpkin, judging begins at 8:30pm. Chance to win cash or prizes.
• Costume Contest: Judging for scariest, most creative and sexiest. Chance to win cash or prizes.

For more information,  visit www.inconcertrichmond.com


Buy A Bowl Feed A Friend: Empty Bowls Coming!

empty bowls flyer with IUE logo

empty bowls flyer with IUE logo

“Out of the Attic” Sale in Centerville

A large “Out of the Attic” sale will be held at the Mansion House and Log Courthouse lawn on Sept. 12 and 13. The sale is on Friday from 9-5 and Saturday, from 8-12.  Location is the lawn at 214 E. Main, Centerville. There will be no early sales.

Odds and ends had been stored at the Historic House Museum that had nothing to do with the museum’s collection. Many other items have been donated for the sale. The items for sale are not museum artifacts. Careful consideration and care are always given to the artifacts and documents donated to Historic Centerville. Inc.

The sale includes vintage outdoor Christmas decorations, window screens and fans, and several old chairs. There are hand-made braided rugs and lengths of rug made on a loom. A solid wood round dining table, needs repair, antique quilting frames and household items, book and textiles and other unusual items are included.

The sale is for the benefit of the Log Courthouse and for the care of the museum’s collection. Contact 765-478-5251 for further information.




Free Concert at Morrisson Reeves Library


Here is your chance to enjoy music by seasoned and talented musicians…for Free!  See below for details.


Blast at the Overpass is Back..this Thursday!


Submitted by
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.

 Blast at the Overpass
Start the 4th of July celebrations early!  Join us for our annual Blast at the Overpass on Thursday July 3rd.  This outdoor event will feature live bands playing throughout the evening, a beer garden, food vendors and activities.  Bring your lawn chair and pull up a seat for an evening of live music, food and fun.  Buy tickets in advance for only $10.00! Tickets at the gate are $12.00.  Kids under 12 are FREE!  Bands:  Blue Lou and the Mafia , Crossroads, and Jay Jesse Johnson
When: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Depot District Market and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate (kids under 12 free)
For more information email:  inconcertrichmond@gmail.com

Wernle’s Golf Classic & Auction


wernlegolfThere’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
visiting 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.

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
Diego Padres.

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

Local Small Business Helps Local Rescue


barkravingmad2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond, formerly, Roscoe’s Rescue gets a little help from local online eco-friendly pet store Bark Raving MadBark Raving Mad is donating ten percent of their online sales to one animal rescue for every month in 2014 and 2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond received a donation from their February sales and a bag full of goodies for the dogs.

2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond recently opened the rescue at 2905 US 35 N in Richmond.  New managing partners Lori Brush and Jessica Nuss are excited about having a location where potential adopters can come in to play with the cats and dogs available for adoption.  The new location is home to more than 20 cats and when not in foster homes several dogs that are ready for adoption.

Jessica Nuss shares their greatest needs are for volunteers, donations and foster pet parents for the dogs.  2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond is always looking for volunteers to clean, socialize the animals and help manage the store during open hours.  They are in need of foster pet parents to help train and socialize the dogs and it allows them to take in more dogs from high kill shelters.    2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond is dependent on donations, sponsors and grants. Donations can be made through PayPal (2nchancerescueinc@gmail.,com), by mail at PO Box 2112, or dropping it off at 2905 US 35 N.  For more information visit, www.2ndchancerescueinc.org.

Looking for ways to help?    Simply drop off any of the items on their wish list:

  • Cat litter
  • cleaning supplies
  • paper towels
  • cat and dog toys
  • cat and dog collars
  • blankets

Bark Raving Mad is a local online eco-friendly dog products retailer.  They specialize in earth friendly dog toys, collars, leads and coat care products.  Bark Raving Mad donates both locally and nationally to rescues.  For more information about Bark Raving Mad visit, www.barkravingmad.org or www.facebook.com/barkravingmad

Wayne County Joining Community Forces Meeting


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

Hosted By

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.

WhenFriday January 17, 2013

WhereIndiana 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)



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

Second Helpings Last Summer Event This Sunday


sh kidsSecond 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 vintagebydesign2@gmail.com

GoWayneCounty is a proud sponsor of Second Helpings.

YMCA Golf Scramble

ymcaThe 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
If you are interested in playing, or supporting the event, please contact the Y at 765-962-7504.
Cost per player: $50 (includes cart, green fee, and lunch)
Date: Sunday, July 28th
Time: 11:30 am registrations, lunch, & swim; 1:00 pm shotgun start
Trophies: Awarded to contest winners and winning team!
Just Lunch: $5 per person
Family 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!

First Annual Bloom & Glow At The Rose Garden

bloom and glow

bloom and glowTuesday, June 4th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be the first annual Bloom & Glow at the Rose Garden in Richmond.

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.

Aid For Oklahoma: How you can help


tornadoAfter 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.

GoWayneCounty.com, family.