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

GoWayneCounty is a proud sponsor of Second Helpings.

Live in the Glen FREE Concert Series!


liveintheglenRichmond Parks and Recreation is doing it again this summer with free concerts in Glen Miller Park!

Every Saturday in August will be a live performance for your entertainment.

Here’s the lineup:

August 3, 8-10 p.m.:   The Sweet Beats 

The Midwest’s Finest Beatle’s Tribute Band

August 10, 8-10 p.m.: Little Frank & the Premiers

Keeping the traditional roots of blues alive!

August 17, 8-10 p.m.: Parrots of the Caribbean

A Jimmy Buffet tribute band

August 24, 8-10 p.m.: After Midnight

Bringing you 70′s music

August 31, 6-10 p.m.: Musicians Showcase

Local Musicians and Kids activities

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!

Summer Reading Program Going Strong at Morrisson Reeves Library

summer reading program Morrisson Reeves July 2

summer reading program Morrisson Reeves July 2Yesterday, July 2nd, children gathered for a fun outdoor celebration of their summer Heroes reading program.

Children were making chalk murals, eating popsicles, drawing with face paint on themselves and others, enjoying hula hoops and generally having a great time!

It is not too late to sign up

You can sign your child up through July 8, 2013, for the children’s summer program, and enjoy some of the upcoming activities.  For every 5 hours of reading up to 15 hours kids get prizes like a free one time pass to the pool, a RiverRat ticket, tshirt and more!   First Bank Richmond is donating money towards the Backpack Blessings program, for feeding kids during the school year, each time a child reads five hours.  Children can decorate a lunch bag which will go to a child this Fall.

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View from the “bridge” at MRL

The summer program ends on July 13th and on July 15th a big celebration, for all the children who read 15 hours or more, will take place at the library.

So get your kids up to Morrisson Reeves and start some summer reading.  (If you live in Centerville- they also have a great summer reading program and are teaming up with MRL for some fun events).

Thanks to all of the Morrisson Reeves partners for this and other great events for the kids on our community.

5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

What:  5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

When:  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Depot District, 4th Floor Blues Club Beer Garden (next to Joe’s Pizza)

Cost: $10 if you buys tickets in advance and can be bought online or by called Jennifer at 765-962-6922.   $12.50 at the gate.  Ages 12 and under get in free.

Details: The event will be held outside and features local entertainers Randy and Brian Baker, Jay Jesse Johnson Band from Cincinnati and Laurie Morvan from California.  All ages are welcome to attend.   Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs!


Historic Centerville Garden Tour 2013


gardentour2013Historic Centerville is hosting its 4th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 14 from 11 – 4.  This year’s gardens are in the Cambridge City area and all are in Wayne County.  Tickets may be purchased for $7 each at the Mansion House, 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the tour.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Historic Centerville and mailed to Historic Centerville, Box 73  Centerville, IN 47330.  Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the order.  Tickets will be mailed the week of the garden tour.  We will need advance ticket orders by Friday, July 5.

There will be an ice cream social during the tour each day from 12 – 5 at the Mansion House.   There will be home made pies, ice cream, and a drink for $4.50.   Ala Carte items include a piece of pie for $2.50, ice cream for $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.   A free drink is included with the purchase of a tour ticket on tour days.  The public is invited to the ice cream social.

Proceeds from the tour and the ice cream social will go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House and the Salisbury Court House.  If there are any questions, call Ruth Bane 855-5450  or Myra Baldwin  977-5605.

Wayne County Challenge Upcoming Running Events

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Run or walk, bring the kids or friends for the Wayne County Challenge.  The following are the upcoming dates for all your favorite runs/walks:

wayne county challenge

Richmond Parks & Recreation Summer Event Schedule is Here!


sunSummer Fun Begins Soon!  Mark your calendars with Events Below!


1st –   Wreck it Ralph @ Vaile -Arrive at 8:30 –

3rd-12th –JUKO

4th – July 11th- Art in the Park and Talented Tykes

8th – City Fit @ Glen Miller -9:00am-2:00pm-

15th –  Amazing Race Walk @ The Municipal Pool -Registration Starts at 3:30-

22nd-  Hook a Kid on Fishing @ Middlefork Reservoir -10:00 to 1:00-

22nd –  Madagascar 3 @ Westview -Arrive at 8:30-

29th –  Hotel Transylvania @ Fairview -Arrive at 8:30-


6th –   Ghostbutsers @ Glen Miller - Arrive at 8:30-

11th –  Father-Daughter take a walk @ Glen Miller Golf Course -6:00 pm to 8:00pm-

13th –  Men in Black 3 @ Glen Miller -Arrive at 8:30-

20th –  The Lion King @ Glen Miller -Arrive at 8:30 -

22nd- Aug 2nd- – LIL JUKO

27th –  The Hunger Games @ Glen Miller -Arrive at 8:30-


2nd –  Sweet Beats @ Glen Miller -Starts at 8:00pm-

8th – Back to School Splash Bash @ The Municipal Pool

10th –   Lil’ Frank and the Premiers @ Glen Miller -Starts at 8:00pm-

17th –  Parrots of the Caribbean @ Glen Miller - Starts at 8:00pm-

24th –  After Midnight @ Glen Miller - Starts at 8:00pm-

31st -   Local Musician Showcase @ Glen Miller -Starts at 6:00pm-


7th –  Walk of Fame @ The Gorge - 1:00pm to 6:00pm-

21st – Family Fun Fest @ 10th Street Park - 11:00am to 1:00pm-


Whitewater Canal Byway Annual Dinner 2013

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For Immediate Release:

Whitewater Canal Byway Association to Host Annual Dinner

whitewater canal scenic bywayThe Whitewater Canal Byway Association (WCBA) will be hosting its annual dinner March 7, 2013.

2012 saw many new accomplishments for the WCBA that included a driving guide available online so tourists can download all or any part of the Byway they wish to travel. This driving guide is the most comprehensive sectional guide in the state and has even been lauded by the National Scenic Byway Association as the model from which to follow.  We developed, and continue to develop, educational opportunities and programs for our children.  For Indiana’s fourth graders, 2012 saw the creation and publication of two study guides called the Children’s Discovery Guides on Canals Roads and Rails and Our Presidential Past.

2013 promises more growth with the creation of the regional Visitor’s Pavilion, our third annual “Bluegrass at the Gateway Festival” and historic walking tours of communities throughout the region.

Joining us at our annual dinner as our keynote speaker will be Indiana’s Office of Tourism Development Director, Mark Newman.

Included in the night’s festivities will be the presentation of the Spirit of the Byway award.  This prestigious award is given each year to that person or persons who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer support of the WCBA and its mission.

The public is invited to attend but reservations are required and seating is limited.  The dinner will be held in the old depot at the Whitewater Valley Gateway Park on US 52 in Metamora and will begin at 6:00 PM; cost per person is $14.95.  To make a reservation contact the office of the Whitewater Valley Gateway Park, 765-647-2541 or by email at



Wayne County Trick or Treat Times 2012

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richmond indiana trick or treat times 2012, wayne county indiana trick or treat times 2012

SATURDAY, October 27

Boston – 6-7 p.m.

MONDAY, October 29

Safety Village 5-7 p.m.


Cambridge City – 6-8 p.m.

Centerville – 5-7 p.m.

Dublin – 6-8 p.m.

Economy – 6-8 p.m.

Fountain City – 5-7 p.m.

Greens Fork – 6-8 p.m

Hagerstown – 6:30-8:30 p.m.

New Paris, Ohio – 6-8 p.m.

Richmond – 5-7 p.m.

Huge Garage Sale at Tarum Shrine Club

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garage sale, tarum shrine clubFor all you garage sale lovers, this is one that can’t be missed!  Something for everyone!

WHEN:  Saturday September 22

TIME:  8am – 3pm

WHERE: Tarum Shrine Club  3988 State Route 227 South

Plenty of parking available.  Hot dogs and hamburgers for sale, too!

See you there!

ReidRide Inspires More Than 650 Cyclists

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reid ride, richmond, in

Mary Bockover and her granddaughter, Brianne

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

The Reid Ride is Saturday, July 28th

“Captain America” Movies On The Hill Series Independence Week, July, 7th, 2012

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Captain America

The last Independence Week Celebration event will occur on July 7 with the showing of Captain America.  Kids activities begin at 8:30 p.m. and the movie will play at dusk on Roosevelt Hill in Glen Miller Park.  This movie is rated PG-13, 124 minutes.  This movie starts off the Movies on the Hill Series sponsored by Wayne Bank and Trust Co. A different movie will be shown each Saturday night in July.

The Richmond Parks and Recreation department sponsors these events to provide for the positive development and well being of the Richmond community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational programming and facilities.  The department works in cooperation with other service providers and partners in the community to maximize all available resources.  To learn about this event or other programs available this summer, please visit

Blair Beach

Annual Blast At The Overpass Returns July 3, 2012

Blast at the OVerpass

Blast at the OVerpass

Gardens in Bloom

historic centerville garden tour

historic centerville garden tour

This will be the topic of conversation at one of the properties

Historic Centerville’s annual Garden & Home tour will be on Saturday, July 7, from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 8, from 11 – 4. Tickets will be purchased at the Mansion House, 214 E Main Street, for $7 on the day of the tour. There are 5 properties for “tourists” to enjoy.

Clara G. Whitman-Parett of God’s Earth Pottery will have her work displayed for sale in the Mansion House. This would be a good opportunity to pick up a unique gift. She is a local potter who lives and works in the Centerville Community.

Isaac Baldwin will have his hand made wooden yard art on sale at one of the properties. He will be taking orders for the arbors he has on display. There will be a deposit at the time of purchase with the balance being due upon delivery. He will also have some cash & carry items such as trellises. He will also visit your property to measure for a custom arbor if desired.

We are pleased to have our first Ice Cream Social during the Tour from 1 – 5 each day of the Tour. There will be home-made pies, ice cream, and drinks available for attendees to enjoy. Pie/ice cream/drink will be $4.50. Pie alone will be $2.50; ice cream only will be $2.00, and drinks will be $1.00—all proceeds will go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion property and the Salisbury Court House.  “Tourists” will receive a free lemonade or iced tea with tour ticket and purchase of food.

Please join us for the Ice Cream Social whether you plan to go on the Garden/Home Tour or not. It will help fund the many projects going on at the Mansion House property.

If you would be willing to donate a home made pie or help serve during the Ice Cream Social let Ruth Bane (855-5450) or Myra Baldwin (977-5605) know.

Looking Back at Historic Centerville’s Garden & Home Tour

historic centerville garden tour

historic centerville garden tour

This will be the topic of conversation at one of the properties

Submitted by:  Myra Baldwin
Historic Centerville

Historic Centerville’s third annual Garden Tour will be Saturday July 7, 9-4 and Sunday July 9, 11-4.   This year we have added an ice cream social for the tour attendees and the community from 1-5 each day at the Mansion House.   Tickets for the tour are $7.00. Ticket will be sold the day of the tours at the Mansion House in Centerville, 214 E. Main Street, Centerville, IN.

Ruth Bane and I are both members of Historic Centerville, Inc.  The Mansion House and the Salisbury log courthouse (Wayne County’s first courthouse) are in need of repairs and preservation.  We are always looking for ways to fund these projects.  I suggested a Garden Tour and Ruth was ready to try it, so off we went to look at gardens, talk to the owners and get our first tour arranged – 3 years ago.  There are so many people who were willing to help with this when we explained to them what the money would be used for.

Current projects for Historic Centerville are the Mansion House roof, a cost of about $8,000.  Preservation and repair of the log courthouse will be about $13,000. The Wayne County Foundation and others have contributed to the projects, but there is still a lot of money to be raised.

Carolyn Lafever, Wayne County Historian, stepped in to help us about a year ago. She has been instrumental in getting grants, preserving and cataloging the many historical items in the Mansion House and making the Mansion House more accessible to the community. We recently had 140 fourth graders come to tour the Mansion House to learn its history and the role it played in our community.

The Quilt Show during Archway Days is another fund raiser and the money goes toward funding the many repair and maintenance needs at the property.  There is now an office in the Mansion House, a lighted sign in the side yard and new arrangements for collections of various historical items.  Soon you will be able to tell when the Mansion House and Log Courthouse are open by the “OPEN” flag at the front door.

This year we have added an ice cream social to the tour. Along with the ice cream will be fruit-of-the-season, home baked pies and drinks.  The whole package of pie, ice cream and drink will be $4.50.  If a tour ticket is purchased, a free drink of lemonade or iced tea comes with the food purchase.  Food will be served in the Mansion House and seating will be in the dining room or on the porch. The community is invited to the Ice Cream Social whether or not they tour the gardens.

Special thanks go to all who have worked so hard to get their properties ready for this year’s tour.  Centerville is a wonderful community with people who will devote time and effort to promoting Centerville’s history and the significance of the Mansion House and the Salisbury log courthouse.  We welcome new members to Historic Centerville and appreciate the support we have received.