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

Fun Fall & Halloween Opportunities This Weekend

fall leaves

The leaves are telling us the season is in full swing, and there are things to do all over Wayne County to celebrate Fall!  Check it out:

fall leavesMorrison Reeves Library: Glow In The Dark

Tonight (October 17) from 6 -7 p.m.  Food, glow in the dark fun and games.  Free, no registration required.



haunted houseWayne County Historical Museum: Haunted Museum

Starting tonight (October 17) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  A not- too- frightening fun time for the whole family!  Papa Murphy’s pizza, story telling by Ghouliana, spooky book readers and more.  Come in costume if you wish…Cost 5.00 adults, 3.00 children 3-17.  2 and under Free.  You can also enjoy this event on 10/18, 10/24 & 10/25.

Dougherty Orchard: Animals & Fall Fun

The orchard is open weekdays from 10 – 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00.  Enjoy all your Fall favorites including apple dumplings, mini cinnamon donuts, fresh apples, pumpkins, gourds and feed the animals in the large petting area.  Always a great family tradition.  This year little ones can enjoy an apple ride.  No entry fee.  Individual costs for food, and feeding animals apply.

Get out this weekend this weekend and enjoy the Fall colors!

Trick or Treat Schedule 2014

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trick or treatTrick or Treat Times for the Wayne County Area

This year ALL times are on
Friday, October 31st

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fountain City

5:00-8:00 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cambridge City
Greens Fork

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Historic Centerville’s 5th Annual Garden & Home Tour



This dry creek bed will be featured at one of the properties.

Historic Centerville, Inc., is hosting its 5th annual Garden and Home Tour on Saturday, July 12 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 13, from 11 – 4. This year’s gardens and home are in the Centerville area. There will be a city garden and 4 country gardens. One of the gardens features a man cave in a barn . There will also be a Petal and Stem Garden Club Boutique at one of the properties. The 1888 historic farm house on Willow Grove Road has been renovated by Charlie and Ruth Bane. Two of the gardeners are members of the Petal and Stem Garden Club.

Tickets will be $10 each and available at the Mansion House at 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the event. Advance tickets will be available at the Centerville Library on East Main Street in Centerville or by mail by sending a check to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 by    July 3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope needs to be included with the order.

There will be an ice cream social from noon to 5 each day. The public is invited to this event. Ice cream, pie, and drinks will be available at the Mansion House  and those who purchase a tour ticket will receive a free drink. All items are ala carte. Pie will be $2.50, ice cream $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.

All  proceeds go towards the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion House property which includes the Salisbury Court House.

The Salisbury Log Court House is over 200 years old and is the 1st Court House in Wayne County. It is in need of replacement logs that have been damaged by insects. We have a goal of $40,000 and so far have raised $17,000. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Make all checks payable to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 noting it is for the Log Court House. All donations are tax deductible as Historic Centerville is a non-profit organization.

Call Myra Baldwin (977-5605) or Ruth Bane (855-5450) with any questions.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy The Garden and Home Tour.

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

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.

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.

summer reading program pic from bridge

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

wayne county challenge

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

whitewater canal scenic byway

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 copperron@aol.com.



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.